STANLEY striker Billy Kee is hoping Stanley might profit from some Derby disdain in today's FA Cup fourth round clash.

The Reds are gunning for a second straight Championship scalp having dumped Ipswich Town out in round three.

Frank Lampard's side make the trip to East Lancashire in the thick of a promotion race but Kee believes the quirks of the Wham Stadium can give the Reds advantage.

"Not many people like coming to Accrington, I know I didn’t like coming here as a player from another club," said Kee who hit the winner against the Tractor Boys in the last round.

“You stand in those changing rooms, they’re minus four. you put the heating on and it is still minus four, and then you come out to the pitch and everything’s close to the pitch, for us it's good.

“I don’t see many Derby players fancying the day and that gives us the chance to give it all we can.”

Kee has featured in most of Stanley's big moments in recent years, from the last time the Reds reached had a home tie in the fourth round of the cup, where they gave then Premier League side Fulham a scare in a 3-1 defeat, to the title-winning moments of last season.

It has been a rise on and off the pitch for the Reds and the 28-year-old is well placed to track the trajectory having first arrived in East Lancashire 10 years ago as a teenager.

“I remember being here 10 years ago, we didn’t get paid if we didn’t get through the first round," Kee recalls.

"And we needed to make the next round to pay for our cars and our mortgages.

"But now the club is stable and we can actually think about these games in terms of enjoying the day rather than needing to win the game.

“But it would be massive if we got through, and hopefully the club can have another good pay day.

“Our aim on that day is to do everything we can to get through to the next round.”

There may be a certain amount of FA Cup apathy higher up the football pyramid but come kick off this lunchtime, the magic will be alive and kicking in Accrington.

"All of us grew up watching the FA Cup," said Kee.

“To be in the fourth round against Frank Lampard, who I watched all my life at England and Chelsea, it’s what you dreamt about as a kid.

“You don’t get many chances like this in your career.

“These opportunities don’t come round often. The last big FA Cup game I played in was against Fulham and that was about 10 years ago.”

“It’s important for the fans, after everything they’ve been through over the past 10 years, these are the days that they really enjoy."

Today's tie will be broadcast live on BT Sport with the television cameras in town for an upset.

There has been national interest in the Reds in the build-up to the game with a real sense of occasion at the Wham Stadium.

But for boss John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell, the build-up will only be worth it if their side achieve a result.

“It does feel different," said Kee of the run up to today's tie. "There’s more cameras and reporters about the place.

"But at the end of the day we know what we need to do, because John and Jimmy will put it in our heads.

"That’ll help us forget about all the cameras and before you know its half 12 on Saturday.”