Dan Brown is hoping to crack the Wembley code with Wealdstone.
The midfielder got the only goal of a fiery affair with nine-man Staines at the weekend to give Stones their fourth win in five games and now has his sights fixed on the FA Trophy.
Wealdstone’s path is blocked on the road to the arch by Phil Babb’s Hayes & Yeading in the first round proper, but Brown, who shares his name with the acclaimed author, is hoping to write his own story on Saturday.
“We try and take it one game at a time. I know it’s cliché, but it’s true,” he said.
“You don’t want to look past an opponent and show them no respect in a tough fixture, especially a team like Hayes & Yeading, but Wembley is the dream.
“Gosport Borough made it last year from the Conference South so there is no reason why another club couldn’t do it.
“We are on a good run of form at the moment and hopefully we can carry that on for a longer spell.”
The 26-year-old is familiar with his world-famous namesake’s work as an author, which includes the hugely successful Da Vinci Code, but he believes there are no mysteries to his game.
“Overall I like to keep it as simple and creative as I can,” he said.
“I’m sure Dan Brown is a creative guy. For myself, I like to be creative when I’m on the pitch, but simple and effective is the way forward.
“Goals is an area I’m looking to add to my game, so if that was once a mystery it won’t be any more.”
Hayes & Yeading’s off-the-field problems are well documented as the club searches for a staggering £300,000 cash injection to stay afloat beyond the end of February.
Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett, who once played for Hayes and later managed Yeading, is only concerned with matters on the field and is out for revenge against Babb’s boys.
“We’re only playing them on the pitch, so that’s all I’m bothered with,” he said.
“We were very disappointed at St Albans earlier in the season and we owed them one. We’ve got that one done in the last round. At Hayes & Yeading, we were very disappointed with the result earlier in the season because I thought we were better than them. That’s another one we want to put to bed.”
Meanwhile, Barnet remain clear at the top of the Conference Premier as Mauro Vilhete and John Akinde struck to seal a 2-1 win at Torquay on Saturday. Martin Allen’s side travel to Concord Rangers in the Trophy this weekend.