TAUNTON Town fans could gain a glimpse of the club's future tonight, with several promising talents being given the chance to impress in the Somerset Premier Cup quarter-final tie at the Viridor Stadium tonight (ko 7.45pm).

The Peacocks host Welton Rovers, currently 10th in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League, for a place in the last four of the competition – which the club won in 2003, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Head of football Rob Dray said: "It will be a mixed side tonight; an opportunity for the lads who have been on the bench to get 90 minutes, and for the BTC [Bridgwater & Taunton College] players to have experience of men's football.

"There are some good kids there – Luke Manley was selected for the England Colleges team, and Patrick O'Halloran has done well with Bridgwater Town.

"Ryan Sandford is a good player, he can play at full-back or centre-back, and Harry Butler too.

"There's no point throwing 10 kids against a men's team though, so the likes of Shane White and Craig Veal will also play.

"There may also be a guest appearance from Les Afful.

"You want the youngsters to express themselves, but they can't do it alone."

First-teamers Veal and White are set to be joined by goalkeeper Lloyd Irish, plus Josh Nelmes, Ollie Chamberlain, Douglas Camilo and Bristol Rovers loanee Lucas Tomlinson, in tonight's squad.