Adam Hinshelwood has revealed the factors which make Worthing “slight underdogs” in the Sussex Senior Cup final.

But he has warned his side are used to winning matches as they prepare to face Albion under-23s at the Amex tonight (7.15pm).

The Worthing boss watched Albion’s youngsters go down to an unfortunate 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea in Premier League 2 recently.

They have since drawn 0-0 at Tottenham to complete their league season.

Worthing have not played for two weeks since completing their title-winning campaign in the Isthmian League.

Hinshelwood sees that as a factor which could count against his side.

But they are ready to give the final a good go before preparing for life in Vanarama National League south next term.

Hinshelwood said: “It’s going to be a really tough task.

“We will have to put in a lot of effort and ultimately we are going to need a bit of luck to get anything from it.

“I went to watch them against Chelsea and they move the ball so quickly and so well.

“On a really big surface, that should play into their hands.

“We are going to have to be at our best to get anything from the tie.”

Hinshelwood, the former Albion defender, has tried to keep his squad ticking over.

He said: “We haven’t played for two weeks.

“We have been training and having some in-house matches but nothing really to replicate what we are going to face.

“Going to play at Brighton’s stadium against them is something they will be a lot more accustomed to than we are.

“So there a lot of factors but, at the same time, we want to give a good account of ourselves.


“We are slight underdogs but we have become accustomed over the last few years to winning games of football.”

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