LLOYD Owusu is backing Slough Town FC to pull off a massive FA Cup shock by knocking out Rochdale.

Rebels take on the League One visitors at a sell-out Arbour Park on Monday in a televised second-round clash (live BT Sport, 7.45pm ko).

The mouthwatering tie is set to net Slough a huge cash windfall in tv revenue, with more than 2,000 spectators set to cram into Arbour Park.

And former Slough Town striker Owusu believes his old club can cause a major upset in the competition and reach the third round.

“Slough have a massive chance to win, especially with the game being at home and on their artificial pitch as well,” said 40-year-old Owusu.

“Rochdale are not going to be used to that at all, I’m gathering they play all year round on grass in the Football League, so to play on that pitch will suit us massively.

“It’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere at the ground with the Slough supporter base that I know will be there.

“The Barmy Army will be be singing along and trying to get the boys through to the next round. I believe they can do it.”

Slough-born Owusu scored 18 goals in 47 appearances for Slough and was quickly snapped up by Brentford in 1998 on a professional contract.

He banged in 64 goals in 163 games for the Bees before moving to Sheffield Wednesday, Reading, back to Brentford then on to Yeovil Town, Cheltenham Town and Luton Town.

Owusu, who emigrated to Australia in 2014 and now plays for Stanmore Hawks, added: “The game is on ESPN over here in what will be my Tuesday morning. I hope the first thing I see when I wake up is that Slough Town are through to the third round.”

Owusu also recalled past glories with the Rebels, saying: “It was massive in 1998, we got to the FA Trophy semi final and the FA Cup first round when we played Cardiff City, who were big at the time.

“We drew with them at our place and and at Ninian Park before losing 3-2 after extra time which was the furthest I got with Slough Town.

“I also reached the fifth round with Brentford in 2007 when we were knocked out by Charlton at The Valley. It was a great experience because they were in the Premier League and we had beaten Sunderland in the round before.

“I’ll be praying this Slough team do the business on Monday.”