Leyton Orient could secure the non-league double this weekend as they prepare to play AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy final at Wembley.

Securing the double as they leave England’s fifth tier behind would give the O’s a huge confidence boost going into their League Two campaign next season, but assistant coach Ross Embleton says the side have prepared for the final as closely to any other game as they can.

He said: “I think the one thing we’ve done this year is maintained our consistency throughout the season in terms of the way that we work, the levels of intensity that we work at and the way that we prepare for games, so I think that it’s trying to make sure that we stick to that plan and that process as closely as we can do.

“Obviously it’s been a bit unique, the fact that we’ve had three weeks officially without a game. It’s important that we’ve given everybody that opportunity to celebrate what a fantastic achievement we’ve already achieved but at the same time we’ve got a period between now and the final to make sure that we continue in the same manner.”

The gap between the two games presented Orient with the difficult task of managing players’ fitness, which they tried to combat with a friendly match against an Aston Villa under-23 side on Friday night, a game the O’s won 3-1, but Fylde have maintained their competitive nature by reaching the final of the National League play-offs.

Embleton said: “I think it makes managing it difficult because there’s a lot of teams whose seasons have ended. To have a games programme it tough and then to have a games programme where it’s competitive and it’s fulfilling and trying to make it as close to a proper game as possible is difficult.

“If you’re still in the play-offs at the moment, not that we would want to be, but if you are then all of that process is managed for you because you’re still training the same and your games are of a high intensity so it’s important that we’ve managed to get a game in the middle of it to try to keep that match sharpness up but it does make it awkward that you’ve got a three week window to try and keep everyone ticking over.”

While Fylde will have played an additional three competitive games past the end of the regular season, Orient will have only had Friday’s friendly against the young Villains, and Embleton says there are no other plans for a similar game in the week building up to the final.

He said: “We’ve had a week off in terms of not training and then that gives us a two-week lead in. So we prepare properly this week as if we were playing any other game against Aston Villa, then we get a bit of rest again, then we get that full week running into the final so there’s nothing else we want to add because we want to try and keep it similar to how it’s been all season.”