STANWAY Rovers manager Danny Slatter wants his side to show their mettle against a fellow Thurlow Nunn League high-flier.

Rovers are set to go head-to-head with another premier division big gun when Norwich United visit The Hawthorns tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Slatter's men are fourth in the table after drawing 1-1 at Haverhill Rovers on Saturday.

Norwich are second, three points better off, with both sides having played 23 games.

"Our game at the weekend was a story of missed chances against a resolute Haverhill side," said Slatter, who has boosted his attacking options by signing Tom Monk.

"They had one shot and scored from it, after we'd taken the lead through a wonderful free-kick from Daniel Cunningham.

"Tonight sees us play Norwich, who we also face in the semi-finals of the League Cup (on March 17).

"Both are massive games.

"Results were kind to us again at the weekend but we need to beat these teams around us and hopefully that begins tonight."

Rovers recently won a team performance award for their form in October and November.

Elsewhere, FC CLACTON travel to runaway leaders Stowmarket Town.

The Suffolk side have won 20 of their 24 matches.

They are yet to lose and have a 15-point lead over second-placed Norwich.

Clacton will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's 3-2 defeat at home to Mildenhall Town.

LITTLE OAKLEY have a big night of cup football as they welcome White Ensign to the Memorial Ground.

The sides are set to meet in a First Division Knockout Cup quarter-final.

If they win, Oakley could set-up a semi-final date against neighbours Harwich and Parkeston, who booked their place in the last four with a penalty shoot-out victory against Lopes Tavares last Tuesday.

Coincidentally, Ensign and Oakley are first and second in the division one south table.

There is an Essex derby in BetVictor Isthmian League division north, with COGGESHALL TOWN entertaining WITHAM TOWN.

MALDON AND TIPTREE are away to Bracknell Town in the Velocity Cup quarter-finals.