SIMON WORMULL says Burgess Hill will be out to make amends when they face Bognor in the Sussex Senior Cup final tonight at the Amex (7.45pm).

The Hillians have a chance to finish their season on a high after being relegated from Bostik Premier while Jack Pearce’s Rocks are similarly looking for a silver lining after their play-off push fizzled out and they finished mid-table.

Hillians will seen as underdogs after they lost 8-0 and 2-0 to the Rocks in the league but Wormull, who was a coach under Ian Chapman during October’s heavy loss, believes the players have come a long way.

Boss Wormull told The Argus: “There was a big difference (between the sides) at the start of the season, and there was the 8-0 result, but I don’t think there is now.

“If you look at our home game, we lost 2-0 but it was 0-0 after 75 minutes and we were in the game. I don’t think there is a lot between us now.”

He added: “It should be a good game. Both teams want to play football and I am hoping it will be a close game.

“For us, there is some chance of recompense for what we have been through this year.

“And from when we played them at their place in the 8-0 to now, we’re a totally different outfit and I just want the boys to show that because they deserve to. They have worked their socks off this season.”

The Mid Sussex side have not won the competition since 1886 while the Rocks have lifted it eight times.

Wormull added: “It would be amazing if we could win this, especially for the club.

“It has been so long since the club won it – over 100 years – and even 30 years since they have got to a final, so for Burgess Hill it is a great day out.

“For the players, it is a chance for them to show how far they have come.

“The two results against Bognor haven’t gone our way but now we’re confident we can go to the Amex and get a win.”

On-loan Wimbledon striker Tommy Wood is ruled out through injury but QPR’s Joe Felix and Met Police’s Ross Murdoch remain available.

Wormull said: “We’re a fully fit squad other than Tommy and we just have to throw the kitchen sink at them in the nicest sense.”

Pearce said: “It’s nice to have a cup final to look forward to and that’s true for both clubs. I don’t think either side’s form was that good in the final month of the season but hopefully we can finish well for the fans who turn out to watch.”

Rocks are missing a number of players including Joe Tomlinson and Theo Widdrington with doubts over Mason Walsh and Doug Tuck.

Route to Final, Bognor: HWO v Seaford Town, 3-2 vs Three Bridges (H), 5-3 (aet) vs East Grinstead (H), 5-1 vs Brighton Under-23s (N).

Burgess Hill: 1-0 vs Bexhill United (A), 3-0 vs Pagham (A), 1-0 vs Eastbourne Boro (H), 2-1 vs Haywards Heath (N).