WARMINSTER Town manager Andy Crabtree says his side have nothing to lose and everything to gain when they take on Bitton in the fourth round of the FA Vase on Saturday.

The Toolstation Division One outfit began their journey in the second round of qualifying back in September 2019 and have already won four games to reach the fourth round proper – three of which have been against sides from higher divisions.

Warminster’s most recent victory in the competition was a 2-1 victory away at Toolstation Division Premier side Roman Glass St George before Christmas.

Crabtree’s side will face another Premier Division side in Bitton for a place in the fifth round – a fixture that the Town boss called the biggest in the club’s history.

Crabtree said: “It’s a big day for the club – probably the biggest occasion the club has ever had, so we want to do well for the club and for ourselves.

“We’re punching above our weight in this competition.

“It’s going to be a difficult game, as every other game has been so far, with the exception of East Cowes because they were at the same level as us.

“All of the other teams we’ve played have been in a higher division.

“We’ve punched above our weight so far, but we’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Though Bitton are in a higher division than Warminster, neither side are in particularly sparkling form of late and both outfits sit in the middle of their respective divisions.

Crabtree is therefore confident that his men can step up to the plate and book their spot in the next round with a spot of luck and 90 minutes of hard work.

He said: “Unlike if we had played these teams every week in the league, when you’re playing them in a one-off game, you’ve always got a chance.

“Obviously it’s going to be difficult, but we won’t be going there to roll over.

“I’ve watched Bitton several times, so it’s not like we’re going into the complete unknown.

“They’re a very good side, and if we don’t play to the best of our ability then it’s going to be a long day.

“We’ll have to work hard, we’ve got to be organised and you do need a little bit of luck.

“When those little things go for you, you might start thinking it’s going to be your day.

“But anything can happen on the day and we need to be prepared for that.”