Sutton United midfielder Harry Beautyman says the team is going out all guns blazing to reach the final 16 of the FA Trophy.
Blue Square North Oxford City visit Gander Green Lane on Saturday looking to wreck United’s charge towards a Wembley final, as well as tear up a prize cheque of £6,000 for reaching the third round.
United have won their last three games, including a tough 1-0 win at Maidenhead United in the last round of the FA Trophy.
And Beautyman, who has been linked with a move to League football in January, says the team’s recent up-turn in form is perfectly timed.
“This is a massive game for us, there is no doubt about it,” the 20-year-old said.
“We are picking up form now, we’re getting goals and we’re tightening up at the back.
“The timing is good for Saturday because we want to go all the way. Being at home is a massive boost. When the crowd gets behind you and acts like the 12th man.”
Should United beat Oxford City, who are currently flying high in their division, they would be four steps from Wembley – and the thought of playing on the hallowed turf has Beautyman, right, and his team-mates drooling.
He said: “This is a huge chance for us. I’ve never played at Wembley and I may never get another chance.
“I know most of the players haven’t played there either. It would be a new experience for us all. We all know what is at stake and we’ll go out all guns blazing.”
Whether Beautyman will be with United come the next round is unclear after manager Paul Doswell revealed he has attracted interest from League clubs.
Beautyman, who is free to leave Sutton should the right club come calling, said: “At the moment I’m concentrating on doing a job. I’ll think about it when the time comes.”
After last weekend’s 1-0 win at Dorchester Town in the league, Doswell welcomes back Stefan Payne, Marvin Williams, Steven Old and Anthony Riviere from injury – all of whom may appear this weekend.