SWINDON Supermarine boss Lee Spalding believes his team is fully capable of causing an upset in the FA Trophy on Saturday when Marine travel to Bath City.

Spalding’s men go into the third-round tie as underdogs against the National League South outfit, but the Supermarine boss has full confidence in his squad and is eyeing the chance to progress deep into the competition.

Speaking to Your Sport Swindon, Spalding said: “It’s a big game, and one everyone is looking forward to.

“Especially after last week, with the penalty shootout win, I’m sure all the boys are looking forward to this one, as are the fans and anyone else associated with the club.

“I’m confident with the group of players we have that if we play to our full potential then there is no reason why we cannot get a result.

“They are the league above and one of the better sides in the league. With cup ties it is really how you approach it on the day.

“It is going to be really tough, we are under no illusions about that. We have got to go there and give it everything we have got.”

Marine head into the game - which is set to be played behind closed doors - with a full compliment of players available and looking to gain revenge for a 2-1 defeat in a pre-season friendly.

The pair have also met a few times before in FA Cup qualifying. Marine lost 4-0 at home last season, however, Swindon did beat Bath 4-3 on their only previous visit to Somerset in a replay back in 2010 after the first game ended 0-0.

Spalding admitted he is fully aware of Bath’s qualities, but reiterated his belief that his men can triumph in the one-off tie.

He said: “We know what a good footballing side Bath City are. We played them here in pre-season, and they’re a good outfit with a lot of good, experienced players.

“They look to play football in the right way, but listen, at the end of the day, it’s a one-off cup tie and it’s about being better on the day.

“The lads are chomping at the bit to go and play at what is a lovely ground, on a nice pitch. I’m looking forward to it, and I think it will be a really good challenge for us.”

Meanwhile, the Southern League has decided to continue with its pause on the 2020-21 season.

The League sent out a statement on Thursday in which it said the restart date is unlikely to be before January 9, 2021 as most of its member clubs are in tier three areas.