Bracknell Town joint-manager Jeff Lamb has been doing homework on FA Vase rivals Lordswood as he looks for a place in the last 32, writes Dave Wright.

“We know little bits about them,” he said as the Robins prepare for their third-round tie in Chatham on Saturday (3pm ko).

“There are some very good sides in their league, so we know it’s going to be a tough game, but you can’t expect easy ties at this stage of the competition.

“They (Lordswood) are in the same league as Beckenham, who a few years ago knocked us out of the Vase when we were at Ascot.

“We are doing some homework on them before we go, that’s for sure.”

The Robins will travel as favourites with BetVictor pricing them at 4/6 with Lordswood 5/2 and the draw 7/2.

The Kent club, who are fifth in the Southern Counties East League’s Premier Division with 28 points from 15 games, go into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of league rivals Sheppey United in the Kent Senior Trophy last Saturday.

At least the Martyn Grove club must have been pleased the game went ahead as the previous week they had been forced to postpone their fixture with Deal Town because of problems with the generator for their floodlights.

Bracknell, without a game last weekend, hope to have most of their injured players back fit as they bid to make further progress on the long road to Wembley.

Leading scorer Adam Cornell will return to the side after missing the 9-2 thrashing of Cheltenham Saracens in the Bluefin Sport Hellenic League two weeks ago due to a family matter. He has also signed dual registration forms with Slough and was among their unused substitutes when they drew 2-2 with Banbury in the Evo-Stik South Premier last week.

Providing a replay with Lordswood is not required, Bracknell will return to Hellenic League action next Tuesday (7.45pm ko) when they host Windsor at Larges Lane.

The visitors have been showing good form of late - they are up to ninth in the table - with their highly-experienced striker Barry Hayles, who played for a host of Football League clubs, still knocking in the goals at the age of 45.

In Hellenic competitions, Bracknell have been drawn away to current Division 1 West leaders Ardley United in the third round of the League Cup, The Robins have also been paired away to Division 1 East side Didcot Town Reserves in the Floodlit Cup although this depends on the outcome of their abandoned second-round tie at Highmoor Ibis.

The league are still waiting to hear what action, if any, the Berks & Bucks FA will take against Highmoor for the behaviour of their team on the night when the referee said he feared for his safety after issuing a red card and then being confronted by the angry player.

Bracknell’s derby at Binfield has been switched from Boxing Day to the following day, Wednesday, with a 7.45pm kick-off.