ROB Elmes hopes to add his name to Hereford United's FA Cup hall of fame when they face Leicester City in Saturday's third round tie.

The 29-year-old striker scored the goal which beat Hartlepool in the last round to set up the Edgar Street clash with the Premiership giants.

Now he hopes to match the achievements of legends such as Ronnie Radford and Ricky George and help create another Cup upset -- although he acknowledges it will be tough.

The former Bromsgrove Rovers player said: "It is going to be very difficult. Even if you get past their back three, who are all internationals, then you have to try and beat an international 'keeper in Tim Flowers.

"I can only try. I will work hard and enjoy the occasion and hope for the rub of the green.

"This sort of game doesn't happen very often and it is probably the only time in my career I will have a chance to play against a Premiership club.

"I think we have to hope they have a very bad day and we have an exceptional one. But I don't think a draw is beyond the realms of possibility, and that would be an excellent result for the club because of the gate receipts we would receive for the replay."

He said that Martin O'Neill's Leicester will be a tough nut to crack. "It is one of the most difficult draws we could possibly have had. Leicester are a very decent Premiership club who haven't got the sort of players who would not fancy coming down to a place like Hereford.

"They are all honest, hard-working players and a lot of them have come up from the lower leagues."

A party of 50 pupils and teachers from the Bishop Walsh School in Sutton Coldfield, where Elmes teaches German and Physical Education, will be at Edgar Street to cheer him on.

Many of his family and friends will also be in the crowd, and Elmes added: "It is nice to have that much support, but once you kick-off you switch on to the game and I won't feel any extra pressure."

Hereford's Director of Football Graham Turner expects to have a full squad available apart from goalkeeper Andy Quy and striker Steve Piearce, who are both recovering from injuries.

United now only have a handful of FA Cup tie tickets left in the Blackfriars Street terraced end, priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

All other areas of the Edgar Street ground are sold out.