KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Russ Penn has lifted the lid on his plans for today’s FA Cup clash with West Ham

The Harriers will kick off at Aggborough in their third-round tie with instructions to take the game to their Premier league opposition.

Penn insisted:  "I know some people might find this a bit silly, but we have to go out there and try to win the game.

"Against Reading we were the better side, everyone, including BBC Match of the Day said so.

"Although Reading are a Championship side, they didn't play like one. They were lacking in confidence, even when they took the lead.

"As soon as we equalised, there was only ever going to be one winner.

"It was a great compliment to the lads and we have to approach the West Ham game in the same way. If we did things differently, then the players would see through it.

"All I will tell them on the day is to enjoy it, work hard and have no regrets at the end.

"I said that to them before the Third Round and I will say it again."

Penn added: "I only ever made it through to the Fourth Round once as a player with Burton Albion and the players have to realise they may never get this opportunity again".

Whatever happens against West Ham Penn and his entire playing staff will be hoping for another night out courtesy of his chairman Richard Lane.

Penn revealed: "He's taken us out after every round so far. I'm hoping he'll take us out again."

Russ Penn is also optimistic the Harriers hold sway over his younger brother Michael on Saturday.

Dad Mark Penn, no stranger to cup glory himself having been to Wembley three times  with Halesowen Town in the 1980's, watches most of the Harriers games.

He also watches Michael play Rugby Union for Stourbridge.

Ironically Stourbridge have a top of the table clash with Rotherham on the same day Harriers take on West Ham at nearby Stourton Park.

Russ is haunted by the fact his Dad went to Italy to watch Michael play for England Under-20's the same time Russ was playing for England C in the Home Internationals.

The Harriers boss quipped: I haven't forgotten he chose Michael. He likes to watch both of us, We're an early 12 30pm kick off, so I wouldn't put it past him trying to watch both!

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