STANWAY Rovers joint-assistant manager Craig Hughes says he and his players are hungry for more FA Vase success.

The Hawthorns high-fliers are preparing for a third-round proper showdown at Thurlow Nunn League rivals Woodbridge Town on Saturday.

Rovers have already eliminated Hoddesdon Town, Wodson Park, Lopes Tavares and Deeping Rangers en route to the last 64.

And allied to their impressive league form - Rovers are fourth in the premier division - Hughes says the club are determined to keep their Vase run going and book a place in the fourth-round draw on Monday lunchtime.

"The Vase is a completely different kettle of fish and everyone raises their game for it, at this level," he told the Gazette.

"We don't play anyone higher than us, so it's a huge competition for the players.

"We know everyone will turn up fighting and hungry.

"Our recent result against Woodbridge (a 3-1 victory on November 16) was a very good one for us in the league but it's going to be another tough game when we go to their place in the Vase."

Hughes works alongside Stanway manager Danny Slatter and fellow assistant Adam Munn.

And Munn believes the club's success this season is putting the club back on the non-league map - something they will hope to enhance by winning on Saturday.

"It's about putting Stanway back in people's thoughts and back on the map," he said.

"If something comes of it, everyone will be excited but we just want to give a good showing of ourselves.

"Come February/March time, then we can review where we are.

“This is about a transition for the club.

"It’s great where we are at the minute but our feet are on the ground.”

Munn, who joined the club from Brightlingsea Regent Reserves in the summer, says he learning from working alongside Slatter and Hughes.

"With Hughesy's experience and personality among the squad, bringing him into the coaching staff has worked perfectly for everyone," he said.

"Everyone is always developing and learning and Slatts will say the same.

"No-one knows 100 per cent and there's no textbook to it.

"I'm learning so much from being alongside him and that communication between the three of us is ideal.

"We talk on a daily basis - sometimes football-related and sometimes not, just life.

"It's a growing friendship between the three of us which is superb.

"Having the experience of Slatts and Hughesy alongside me is helping me develop."

In terms of prize money, the winners of this weekend's tie will bank £1,125 and the losers £375.

The fourth round of the Vase - the last 32 - is scheduled for January 11.