THE PREVIEW: East Thurrock United will be looking to channel their victories in the previous two rounds of the competition as they prepare for a tricky assignment at Spennymoor Town.

Rocks have seen off National League pair Aldershot Town and Chester in the last two rounds, but tomorrow promises to be just as tough.

Spennymoor are a team very much in the ascendency. Three promotions in the last four seasons following the dissolution of Spennymoor United in 2005, Town are currently fourth in their first season in the National League North.

The County Durham-based side have lost just once since the middle of November and beat Solihull Moors 2-0 in the last round.

Rocks are making the long trip north today in a bid to prepare in the right way and reach the last eight of the competition.

THE INSIGHT: “They are a club looking to go places,” said boss John Coventry. “They want to extend their ground and they must have some financial backing so good luck to them.

“I have only watched videos and they look a very good side. They have a pitch with a slope and they will know how to play that. They use the width effectively. They work hard and get forward in numbers.

“People tell me the northern section is considered tougher but there is no reason we cannot go there and win. We need to build on what we have done well in games this season.

“We can win but it will be hard.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Marvin Ekpiteta is suspended, Sammy Knott is in the squad.