Rovers hoping to be on the road to a home tie

Tuffley Rovers will begin their 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup campaign with a home tie that is being played ‘away’ at Windsor FC’s Stag Meadow ground today, due to the pitch and drainage renovation works at their own Glevum Park home.

The Extra Preliminary Round tie, kicking-off at 3pm, will see Rich Cox’s team facing Mark Cooper’s Combined Counties League squad at Windsor’s home, but with Rovers as the home team, but there is a potential added incentive for the Tuffley Rovers squad to secure a victory today, with the potential for the next round to be played at home, making it the first game at Glevum Park since April, as the draw will see today’s winners hosting Flackwell Heath in the next round of the competition.

Cox has confirmed that he has virtually a full squad to choose from for the game, with Rudi McKinnon, Warren Mann, Xander Jones, Harry Morgan and Jack Copland all available after missing the midweek Hellenic League, Premier Division defeat at Thornbury Town. Only Jamal Lawrence is absent from the Rovers squad for the trip to Windsor.

A copy of today’s match-day programme is available via the club website.