Chasetown will enjoy the biggest day in their history in front of a live televised nationwide audience after their FA Cup dream tie was chosen by for the Match of the Day cameras.
The Midland Alliance club today expects to confirm the match against Oldham Athletic will be switched to Sunday November 6, with a 1pm kick-off, to be shown live by the BBC.
The club had considered whether to switch the tie - their debut in the first round proper of the world's greatest knockout - to Hednesford Town or Walsall but manager Charlie Blakemore vowed the match will be played at the Scholars.
"This is what the FA Cup is all about," said Blakemore. "The FA would have let us move the tie if there was a danger it would not be safe to stage it at Chasetown. But we want the Cup at our home ground and we have been having meetings with the police, the council and fire chief to get the go-ahead."
It will mean Chasetown will collect £75,000 in TV revenue while they have already won £22,000 in prize money, having begun their Cup adventure in the preliminary round in August.
However, segregation means the crowd capacity will be less than the record 2,134 which watched Tuesday's sensational win over Blyth Spartans. The tie will be all-ticket. n Tamworth skipper Aaron Brown has been rewarded for his eye-catching start to the season with a debut call-up to the England non-League squad.
The Lambs skipper, who is spending a month training at Championship side Watford, has been named in the 22-strong England squad to play hosts Belgium in the firstever European non-League Championship game on November 15.
The 22- year- old, who joined Tamworth in the summer of 2004, said: "It's a great honour."
England manager Paul Fairclough, the Barnet boss, has also included Hereford United pair Tamika Mkandawire and Danny Carey-Bertram in the party which will play Belgium at Racing FC.
* Evesham United have allowed striker Jermaine Clarke to become part of Redditch United's revamp. Robins boss Dave Busst had agreed to let Reds take the 21-year-old forward for a month in a loan move designed to help the former Kings Heath man regain his sharpness after a recent layoff. Busst said: "I genuinely think Jermaine needs a change of scenery. I feel the pressure has been getting to him especially when we have been struggling results-wise, and I feel we will get the benefit in a month's time." n Bromsgrove Rovers manager Jim Mullen is convinced Wayne Dyer will remain a lynchpin in their promotion challenge, despite being targeted by AFC Telford United and Redditch.
Both clubs have made a seven-day approach for the Montserrat international but Mullen says he has agreed a new improved deal to stay with the Greens.
Mullen said: "We've shaken hands on a deal until the end of the season and as far as I am concerned we are both men of our words.