BOSS Tim Brown hopes underdogs Swanage Town & Herston can continue their fine FA Vase run when they visit South West Peninsula outfit Bodmin Town on Saturday.

The Cornish club are the third team from step six that Swans have faced in this year’s competition, having already bundled out Ash United and Fawley.

Bodmin are expected to provide an even sterner test for Brown and his side, however, with the Swans boss hampered by suspension and player unavailability.

Strike duo Graeme Rose and Cameron Beard both miss out, along with stand-in skipper Nat Scott.

Brown told the Daily Echo: “To be missing both our first-choice strikers and another important player in Nat is frustrating.

“We have a lot of depth in our squad and, although it might mean a couple of lads playing out of position, I don’t think it weakens us that significantly.

“We had Bodmin watched last week and the reports we received were that they were a very workmanlike side who will be very tough opponents. But we have absolutely nothing to fear as we go into the game as underdogs.

“We have done it in this year’s Vase already and this alone makes us a dangerous opponent whoever we face.”

Currently fourth in the Dorset Premier League, Swans booked a date with Bodmin after triumphing 3-2 against Wessex One Fawley at Day’s Park last month.