Yeovil Town will field a strong side for the Somerset Premier Cup final with Bath City on Tuesday night, interim boss Charlie Lee has promised.
It is 12 years since the Glovers last won the competition and, together with their opponents, have won the trophy 24 times, more than any other club.
Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Boreham Wood in the last National League home fixture, Lee said he may make some changes but expected to field a strong side.
He told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins: “I’m very excited for Tuesday, we are planning that to be a first-team game.
“The players will have to get ready for that because it is going to be a full strength team and then Sunday (the final league match at Altrincham) we want to finish strongly.
“It will be the team I would have picked in a league game, there may be rotations depending on how players recover.
“I would say Tuesday night will be a great night for the fans, the whole squad will be here and we’ll be ready to mingle with the players.”
Speaking following his side’s 3-3 draw on the final day of the National League South season on Saturday, Bath manager Jerry Gill said he expects there to be a good following from the Romans’ supporters.
He is one player with a foot in both camps having moved from Twerton Park to Huish Park in 1996 to become part of the Yeovil side which won the ICIS League Premier Division (now National League South) under Graham Roberts.
Gill recalled: “Back in the day, this was a huge rivalry when I was playing here and I know I got my move from here to Yeovil and a lot of people don’t thank me for that.
“It’s a wonderful club down there as well, so I am going to enjoy it first and foremost, but we are going down there to win.
“I have spoken to a lot of fans here and a lot of people are going down to watch the game, and we’ll be competitive, it’s no good going to a cup final if you don’t go and win it.
“So we’ll give it everything we have got to go and win that game and hopefully get some good backing.”
Bath finished this season fourth from bottom of the National League South and last won the Somerset Premier Cup in 2008, beating Paulton Rovers after a replay.
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