SLOUGH Town have a special group of players possessing talent above the level they are playing at, according to their joint-boss Jon Underwood.

The Rebels are preparing to face League One Rochdale in a televised FA Cup second round tie at a sold out Arbour Park on Monday (l7.45pm ko, live BT Sport).

Underwood admits that he is proud to have reached this stage in the competition and expects Slough supporters to be entertained against Rochdale.

He told the Observer: “Neil Baker and I are proud of where we’ve got to in this competition and we’re proud to manage this group of players.

“We’ve just got to keep on believing that it’s not going to end and on Monday we will believe there could be more to come.

“On their day, this is a really special group of players who have got talent above the level that they are playing at, and if it all clicks on the night then we will give Rochdale a difficult game.

“It’s going to be an entertaining game in front of a big crowd and in a great ground such as. It has got all the makings of a great night and we don’t doubt that the boys will turn up.

“We know that they will turn up and give a good account of themselves, and hopefully that will be good enough.”

Underwood continued: “There’s the added complication of the third round draw, which I find is a little bit of a distraction, but it is what it is.

“We are going to be told while we’re warming up on the pitch who we could be playing next and clearly there could be some massive games there.

“You could be told if you’re going to Old Trafford or Wembley and that just blows your mind because it’s not supposed to happen to managers and players at this level.”