It's an all-League 1 affair in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Area Final as Coventry City and Crewe Alexandra lock horns for a place in the Final at Wembley Stadium.

It's likely to be an exciting first leg at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday with the Sky Blues' advance ticket sales surpassing the 30,000 mark.

And the attendance looks set to break the Trophy record for a match outside the Final, with the highest attendance currently standing at 29,901 which was registered when Southampton hosted Milton Keynes Dons in 2010.

Mark Robins' team come into the tie on good form with a 2-1 win against Sheffield United last time out; a victory that lifted them to within a point of the League 1 Play-Off places.

Midfielder Franck Moussa played a significant part in that win, and he is relishing the prospect of an Area Final in front of a big crowd.

He told www.ccfc.co.uk: "It is going to be a incredible experience playing in front of a sell-out crowd at the Ricoh Arena.

"The crowd make a lot of noise most of the time anyway, so to have that many people there will be incredible and something everyone at the club is looking forward to.

"It is my first season at the club and I knew a lot about the club before I came here. There was a lot of disappointment surrounding recent years and the relegation.

"However, there are a lot of positives at the moment. The team is looking bright and believing we can win every game. We are hoping we can do well on Tuesday and bring more success to this season as the club deserves it."

The visitors, Crewe, also come into the match off the back of a league win - having beaten Scunthorpe United 1-0 at the weekend.

That result left the Alex 12th in the table, four points behind their Trophy opponents Coventry, and five points adrift of the top six.

Assistant Manager Neil Baker insists the Railwaymen have nothing to fear against the Sky Blues, and their experience of last season's League 2 Play-Offs, which they won, will stand them in good stead.

"Coventry are a rejuvenated team under Mark [Robins] and it will be tough," Baker told www.crewealex.net.

"Mark has gone in there and transformed the club and they will be many people's favourites to get through and perhaps win promotion as well.

"It will be a difficult game but we have two legs to get through and I'm sure Coventry will be looking at it the same way.

"It is a sell-out there, so it will be a great atmosphere for the players to play in and we will bring a lot of away supporters as well to get behind us. It is something to look forward to."