STANLEY goalkeeper Andy Dibble knows what it's like to be within touching distance of an FA Cup final at Wembley.
The veteran shot-stopper made it as far as the last-four in his days at Luton Town and was also a quarter-finalist as a Manchester City player.
Tomorrow (Saturday) Dibble starts out on the road to Wembley again and even though he's facing more stops along the way than ever before the prospect is just as enticing.
"It will be a new experience for me, but a nice one. I am thoroughly enjoying myself at this football club," said Dibble ahead of Stanley's fourth qualifying-round clash with Worcester City.
"Any cup competition is special and I am enjoying my little run in the team. As people know I have come to do a dual job and it's nice to get a run out now and again. There's still life in the old dog yet."
Dibble has stepped into the shoes of on-loan Charlton teenager Darren Randolp following his call-up for international duty.
His debut at Stevenage last Saturday was a losing one and the 40-year-old also suffered the disappointment of a penalty shoot-out defeat in the LDV Vans Trophy at Rotherham on Tuesday night.
But the former Wales international proved at Millmoor that he still has what it takes with a trio of fine saves to sustain Stanley's hopes of an upset.
"Nobody likes to lose but I'm looking forward to Saturday now," Dibble added.
"I am 40 now and not getting any younger so I enjoy it whenever I play and I am looking forward to it. We have got to do the job for 90 minutes against Worcester."
Stanley will be warm favourites to beat their Conference North opposition and seal a place in the draw for the first-round proper. And Dibble knows he and his defenders will have a key role to play.
He added: "The unfortunate thing is that we are still conceding goals. We have to work harder as a team and it would be great to have a clean sheet at some stage. That would make the job a lot easier for ourselves."
Stanley would doubtless fancy another crack at League opposition after pushing Rotherham so close and Dibble believes the side has the quality to cope .
"There are some smashing young lads here and Ian Craney was outstanding the other night. For me he can play at a higher level. He has a big future. I have been impressed with him since day one and now he has to keep that level of consistency up."