ROSS Jenkins will remind Oxford City how far they have come before today’s play-off semi-final at Dorking Wanderers (3pm).

The Vanarama National League South outfit will end the afternoon 90 minutes from promotion if they beat the Surrey side.

City finished fifth after challenging for the play-offs all season and Jenkins will use his pre-match team talk to ask for another big push as they seek to reach next Saturday’s final.

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The head coach said: “I’ll probably remind them why they’re here, what they’ve done to get here and what motivates them within.

“I don’t want answers from players, that’s personal.

“Whatever motivates you, just channel it into the next 90 minutes.

“We want calmness, clarity and thinking about the game, we don’t want to get wrapped up in the emotions. We’ve got a job to do.

“Think about why we’re here, how we got here and what it would feel like to progress again.

“I think that’s all you need to tell a player, the rest will happen.”

City will have to be on their game against a team who finished second in National League South, scoring 101 goals in the process.

Dorking also have a formidable home record, winning 17 of their 20 matches at the Meadowbank Stadium.

They beat City home and away in the regular season, but Jenkins believes his side have what it takes to triumph.

He said: “I wouldn’t say we’re underdogs, everyone in this league is capable of winning a football game.

“Every game is tough, but I believe no-one’s unbeatable – ourselves included, we have to turn up and have a good performance.

“They have to as well, you have to earn the right (to win).

“If both teams are really at it we’re in for a really good game, but I would happily take a professional performance like against Eastbourne.”

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City have no new injury worries and trained in Oxford last night.

The visitors opted against travelling down yesterday and will instead make the journey this morning, with two coach-loads of supporters in tow.

City will have well over 200 fans in attendance this afternoon and former Watford midfielder Jenkins hopes this will give them a lift.

He said: “As a player, if you know people have turned up to support you and made the effort you don’t like letting them down.

“People have travelled a long distance on their Saturday and the least you can do is give maximum effort.

“I hope all the boys understand that now, we’ve done it all season so I don’t expect it to drop.

“Think about the support the fans have given us and try to give a little bit back.

“Once the adrenaline, the atmosphere and the mood kicks in and you get on that pitch, any stiffness and fatigue goes out the window.

“It’s a big occasion and whatever the motivation, whether it’s family or pride, hopefully we can bring that out.”