FOR one Warrington Town player, today’s FA Trophy third-round trip to Wealdstone will be extra special.

Defender Liam Goulding spent much of last season with the Stones, initially joining on loan before making the move permanent last January.

Now a key member of the Yellows defence, Goulding looks back fondly on his time at Grosvenor Vale but says his focus is fully on making sure it is a happy trip back north for Warrington.

“When I saw the draw, it gave me extra incentive to try and help us through,” he told the Guardian.

“It’s probably the best draw I could have hoped for from a personal point of view.

“I was there last year so it will be good to go back. Hopefully we can go there and upset a few people though.

“I enjoyed the experience of going down to London to play for them, it’s a really good club.

“They’ve got a good fanbase, so we know it’s going to be difficult playing them at home.

“I’m confident we’ll at least put up a good fight. Beyond that, we’ll see what happens.”

Town are on a superb run in the competition and a victory over the National League South side will ensure a quarter-final place, matching the achievements of the 1992-93 season as the best in the club’s history.

However, standing in their way is a Wealdstone side that have won their past three games in all competitions.

They also have a pretty formidable home record at their Grosvenor Vale ground, with only league leaders Dartford having won more games on their own turf this season.

Goulding gave an inkling as to what might lie in store for Yellows in north-west London.

After Yellows saw off National League side Ebbsfleet United via a replay in the last round, the 21-year-old says there is no side left in the competition that Warrington are fearful of.

“Things have changed a bit since I was there in terms of the team. There’s a few new faces there,” he said.

“The pitch is decent there so they will probably look to get the ball down when they can.

“The fans will get behind them but we are confident we can come through it.

“We’ve shown we can beat a Conference National side and we were deserved winners over the two games against Ebbsfleet.

“We don’t fear anybody. We’ve just got to take it one game at a time as each game is different and see where it takes us.”