Beaconsfield Town manager Gary Meakin believes his Rams side can cause an upset as they prepare for one of the biggest games in their history in the FA Trophy against Leyton Orient on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

This is the first time ever that Beaconsfield have reached the first round proper of the competition and after promotion last season to the Southern League Premier Division, they have exceeded expectations so far, reaching the fringes of the play-offs.

On Saturday, Beaconsfield face Orient, the best non-league team in the country as they top the Vanarama National League as they bid to get promotion back to League Two.

Although Orient will be hot favourites, Meakin thinks his side can cause a massive shock - but admits certain things will have to go his side’s way for that to happen.

He said: “We will be going there to win, and although we are expected to lose, football is a funny old game and anything can happen.

“We can cause an upset. If we are at the top of our game and Orient don’t give us the respect we deserve and don’t take it seriously, we can definitely give them something to think about.

“It is going to a fantastic spectacle. Normally we play the same old teams in the same area in front of about 60 or 70 people so we hope we can give everyone a great day out.

“I am hoping to have a full squad available for the game. Some of the guys missed out against Poole Town but they missed out with knocks and bruises so those players should all make a full recovery.”

Meakin has been a catalyst for some real success for the club in the past 16 months and he explained that the Rams are well ahead of where he thought they would be at this stage of the season.

He added: “We have done very well. The first thing is to stay up and we currently sit seventh which is fantastic for us.

“Hopefully we can continue our form.”