Braintree Town v Tranmere Rovers
The FA Cup with Budweiser
First Round Proper
12.30pm, Sunday 4 November 2012
Cressing Road Stadium, Braintree Town FC
Live on ITV1
Winning clubs receive £18,000 from The FA's prize fund
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Braintree defender Dean Wells is not as worried about getting the run-around from Tranmere's three hot-shot forwards as he is concerned about looking round on television.
The former Brentford man has shed the pounds since he was an up-and-coming centre-back at his boyhood club and he is ready to take on visiting Tranmere's in-form trio on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Cassidy is League One's top scorer with ten goals while team-mates Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Andy Robinson have also scored seven each.
And the prolific threesome could all feature against the new stream-lined Wells and his Conference Premier side.
He said: "We aren't expected to get a result so it takes the pressure off us in one sense but the goals they are scoring is scary and as a defender, you can't help feel you're up against it.
"When I was coming through the ranks at Brentford as a YTS, me and a couple of the other lads used to get a lot of stick off our coach for carrying too much weight.
"We would do a lot of weights to try and bulk and up and build strength but we also used to hide in the bushes when we got sent on Monday morning runs, so that's probably where the puppy fat came from.
"But I have never been as fit and healthy as I am now and I have probably never taken my football so seriously - the only negative is my mates seem to think I've become a bit boring because I am always in the gym instead of going out."
Wells has been battling against a shoulder injury with hospital visits in the week building up to the game in a desperate attempt to make manager Alan Devonshire's line-up.
"It couldn't have happened at a worse time because we should have got more points in the league and now The FA Cup has come around," added Wells.
"I'm confident I can play and give a good account of myself. Maybe that is the just the adrenaline that playing in The FA Cup brings but when a fixture like this comes around you will do anything to play"