PAUL Smith says his Halesowen Town players have the self belief to cause on FA Cup upset in front of the BBC cameras.

The Yeltz boss is preparing his troops for this Saturday's third qualifying round clash against Altrincham (12.30pm kick-off).

The contest has been chosen for BBC coverage and will be streamed live on the BBC website, app, red button and iPlayer

Smith can't wait to take on the challenge at a packed Grove.

He said: "We are all geared up for it now and had a good training session on Tuesday and will have another on Thursday.

"Having the BBC cameras here has really added real spice to it and it's brilliant for the club.

"The last few years haven't been great but this really is testament to the work that (directors) Keith McKenna and Karen Brookes have done off the field in the last 12 months to get us back on an even keel.

"Apart from our dressing room, everyone will consider us the underdogs.

"We are in the perfect place for a game like this after winning seven of the last eight games.

"We know that we will have to put in a near perfect performance to beat them but we have a steely determination about us and a confidence that we can do exactly that.

"I'm sure the fans will get behind us like they always do and we're all looking forward to it now."

Hales go into the clash in fine spirits after beating Dereham Town 2-1 in the FA Trophy last Saturday thanks to another strike from the in-form Montel Gibson and a late winner from substitute Lewis Wright.

"It was a tough place to go, the rain was lashing down and the pitch wasn't great but we finding ways to win at the moment," added the boss.

George Forsyth is back available for Saturday following an ankle injury and Rob Evans returns from suspension.