TAUNTON Town are in confident mood going into the "first of three cup finals" against Poole Town at the Viridor Stadium tonight (ko 7.45pm).

Coming second in the final Evo-Stik Southern League Premier South standings gives the Peacocks home advantage for the semi-final and, if they get there, the final on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6).

Win that match, and Taunton would be through to the 'super' play-off final against the winner of the Isthmian League play-offs, on Saturday, May 11.

The Peacocks have won each of their last four games, and head of football Rob Dray told the County Gazette: "We're in a really good place, really positive.

"We've won four games and put in good performances – the lads are flying.

"This is the first of our cup finals, and we have a full squad with no injuries."

Ben Adelsbury and Ollie Chamberlain, both key players over the season, have returned from injury and illness, respectively, and will be pushing for starting berths against Poole.

"It's great to have two top players pushing the other lads to start," said Dray.

"We've kept a relatively small squad this season, and at various times we've not had people to come in [to the team].

"But you saw on Saturday [in the 2-1 win at Basingstoke Town] that Ryan Brett and Matt Buse had to perform, knowing that Ollie Chamberlain is breathing down their necks.

"It's a headache for selection, but a good thing really."

Taunton will also be hoping for a bumper home crowd tonight, with Dray adding: "We hope to get as many people in as we can, and they [Poole] will be bringing 100 or so.

"If it's noisy, it makes a massive difference to the players.

"I always sell that to potential players, playing in front of 600 or 700 every week, and it does tick a box for them."

Poole finished fifth in the Premier South standings, securing their play-off place with a 7-0 win over relegated Staines Town on Saturday.

Having been relegated from National League South last season, the Dolphins are looking for an immediate return for the 2019/20 campaign.

It's been honours even between Poole and Taunton this season so far, with the Dolphins winning 1-0 at home in October, and the Peacocks 1-0 in March's reverse fixture.

You can follow tonight's match with our live blog from the Viridor Stadium, via somersetcountygazette.co.uk/sport.