The two face each other in the first qualifying round of the competition in what should be an enticing encounter. In recent years, the clash has been a regular fixture on the NPL First Division North calendar.
However, Town’s promotion last year means a division now separates the two clubs.
Indeed, the Wire have begun the new campaign in fine style and are currently in third spot in the table – level on points with leaders Altrincham.
But likewise, Brig are riding high and currenly lead the way in the First Division North – albeit second-placed South Shields have three games in hand. Boss Neil Reynolds admits he is relishing the prospect of heading to Cantilever Park once again – and is confident his men can upset the odds against their higher-league opponents.
“We have a really big week ahead of us,” said Reynolds. “Warrington are old rivals of ours. We have played many times over the years.
“I know their chairman Toby Macormac well – he has big ambitions for the club and wants to take them to the Football League – a bit like AFC Fylde. They got promoted the other season and now they are at the top end of the Premier Division.
“It’s going to be very difficult – they are a tough side to play against.
“They like to go direct and put a lot of balls into the area.
“But we are going well, so why can’t we go there and win?”
Brig will be without long-term injury victim Matt Lawlor, while Macauley Wilson is still not ready to return. Phil Doughty is a doubt after injuring his knee.