Brackley Town boss Jon Brady ready for 'historic' final

Brackley Town

Conference North play-off final: Brackley Town v FC Halifax Town

Venue:
St James' Park
Date:
Sunday, 12 May
Kick-off:
15:00 BST
Coverage:
Live on the BBC Sport website via BBC Radio Oxford

Brackley Town manager Jon Brady is relishing his side being the underdogs ahead of the biggest game in the club's 123-year history.

They take on FC Halifax Town in Sunday's Conference North final at St James' Park with the winner gaining promotion to the Conference Premier.

Halifax will be spurred on by 1000 fans and Brady cannot wait for kick-off.

"We've still got one more job to do. I think it's better for us to be the underdog," he told BBC Radio Oxford.

Brackley beat Altrincham 4-2 on aggregate in the semi-final, winning the home second leg 3-0.

However, to reach the top tier of English non-league football would be magnificent achievement for a club from a town with a population of only about 15,000.

"I'm looking forward to it, it will be a great game," Brady added.

Brackley striker Marvin Robinson, who has had spells at Derby County, Lincoln and Oxford United in a 15-year career, has full confidence in his team-mates.

"The goal is promotion so we've still got a game to go and a win to go," the 33-year-old said.

"I've got belief in us. They are just another team. Yes, they are a bigger club than Brackley, but I have confidence in our players and man for man I wouldn't change their players for ours.

Robinson added: "History says they are a bigger than us, so the pressure is on them. I expect us to win, it's going to be tough, could be tight, but I fancy us to win because I know these players."

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