BROMLEY boss Andy Woodman hopes Wrexham owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds will be at Wembley but admits it’s unlikely his best pal, Gareth Southgate, will be there.

Woodman’s relationship with the England manage goes back to their days together in Crystal Palace youth ranks - and the pair of them were ball boys at Wembley for the 1987 FA Trophy final between Kidderminster Harriers and Burton Albion.

Southgate looks set to miss out on home turf with Woodman joking that he wouldn’t struggle to get a seat if he changed his mind.

Another ex-Eagle, Alan Pardew, will be heading down Wembley way to cheer on his old team-mate’s side but what does Woodman make of Wrexham’s star turns, Hollywood movie stars, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, who have revolutionised the Reds during their first full season in charge?

Woodman said: “I’m pretty sure they will be there. It’s nice to have that Hollywood backing if you’re a Wrexham fan to be sure and I hope they are there, I really do.

“And you have to give them the credit they deserve.

“They’ve supported the club at key moments and why wouldn’t they not miss an occasion like this?

Woodman, who amassed more than 450 appearances in a nomadic Football League career that included stop-offs at Exeter, Brentford and Oxford, also believes Wrexham’s money-rich owners have recruited well.

“We know we’re playing against a very good Wrexham team with an abundance of talent,” added Woodman, who managed to hold Wrexham to a goal-less draw in their last meeting at Hayes Lane on March 19.

“They’ve spent a lot of money on players to make their squad as strong as they can to get out of the league.

“They’ve made signings that we could never ever get close to.

“Ollie Palmer was a huge signing financially. Mullin, the player they took from Cambridge, who helped them get promoted, is too.”

Quick to brag up the talent of riches his opposite number Phil Parkinson has at his disposal, Woodman says he’s not taking a team to Wembley to lie down.

“We are the underdogs by a country mile and that suits us,” added Woodman, who is pictured below. “Wrexham are on their journey but we’re on our own journey.”

Part of that journey included a trip around Wembley for the Bromley boys to whet their appetites ahead of Sunday’s big game

“No-one can ever be prepared for how you feel when you walk out at Wembley,” said Woodman. “But going there the other day it was nice to take it all in.

“And on the day itself it's all about who takes their key moments.

“We are not just going for a day out. We’re going there to give a good account of ourselves and bring silverware back to Bromley.”

While Wrexham won the FA Trophy on their first ever trip to Wembley in 2013, they lost a final two years later when another underdog, North Ferriby United, beat them on penalties.

Kevin Wilkin was Wrexham’s manager that day although he didn’t last much longer in The Racecourse hotseat - 24 hours to be exact.

But Wilkin did enjoy a Trophy triumph at the famous old stadium three years later when his Brackley Town side ended Bromley’s dreams in another penalty shoot-out finale.

With both Wrexham’s past Trophy trips also being settled by spot-kicks, history could well repeat itself come half past six on Sunday evening.

Woodman is just hoping that one of his team can become the hero, admitting: “As a footballer, you always dream of scoring the winning goal at Wembley... or saving one!

“It’s a big occasion for a lot of players. I’ve saved a penalty there and savoured beating a Welsh team, Swansea, in a play-off final 25 year ago.”

Having the honour of leading his team out, Woodman added: “It will be a very proud moment to lead this group of players out and I’ll enjoy it if it’s us who are spraying the champagne around at the end.”

Bromley finished their season in style with a 4-2 victory over Barnet at The Hive.

Mason Bloomfield, Louis Dennis, Ali-Al Hammadi and top scorer Michael Cheek got the goals - and the latter will be the one Wrexham defenders must keep a close eye on.