BRIDGWATER Town head to Calne Town with a full strength squad tonight as they look to progress into the Les Phillips Cup semi-finals.

The hosts sit fourth in the Toolstation Western League First Division and, though they have not won in six matches, will be looking to make a statement with victory over their higher division opponents.

Robins player-manager Dave Pearse is certainly not taking a complacent attitude into the tie and told the Mercury: “It’s their cup final and a chance for them to claim a big scalp.

“I’ve played up there plenty of times but as a team we have not played them recently, though we have had some reports on how they play.

“We want to win this competition so we will be taking it seriously and putting out a full strength side.

“We reached the semi-finals last year and it would be nice to go a round further this time around.”

Town go into the match in good form, stretching their winning run to six matches with a 4-1 victory at home to Shepton Mallet on Saturday.

“It was an important three points and we played really well,” Pearse said.

“We defended well, took our chances and were clinical when we needed to be - it was a complete performance.

“It keeps us in touch with the top four and the lads have realised how close the table is.

“We are three points off fourth and all the top sides will be playing each other and dropping points.

“We are staying in the dark a bit but we just have to keep putting points on the board and staying in the hunt."

Craig Allan, currently with Town on dual registration with Bideford, is set to be available for tonight and Saturday's trip to Bitton.