LLANELLI will be boosted by the return of four players for the visit of Connah’s Quay as Ross Jeffery looks to build on the back of last Saturday’s impressive 2-1 win over Newtown.
Jeffrey, welcomes back several players for Saturday’s visit of GAP Connah’s Quay to Stebonheath Park. Lloyd Grist is available after a family wedding, while Lee Hartshorn returns after a one game ban for his sending off against Afan Lido. James Secker and Dafydd Jones are also likely to be available after missing last week’s win at Newtown.
However the Reds are still waiting for international clearance for Polish signing Ariel Mrowinski, while Ryan Batley and Scott Evans continue to be absent through injury. Bob Jeffrey is also hoping to bring in two loan players to bolster the squad over the coming games with Carmarthen Town pair Iestyn Evans and Sam Wilson in his sights.
“The team has been reshaped with several new players coming in to supplement the players who stayed with us, but they all gelled together and worked so hard for this result [against Newtown], the new signings and the previous players,” hailed the Llanelli boss.
Afan Lido will be without suspended duo Damon Thomas (four matches) and Remi Whitelock (two matches) through suspensions ahead of the visit of Bala Town. Daniel Thomas has joined the exodus to Australia having played the last two matches.
However, finally returning from suspension will be Anthony Rawlings, having now served his three match suspension (since December 29th).
Also included in the squad to face Bala is promising sixteen-year-old Jamie Latham a recent signing from Trefelin Boys Club for whom he played in the Port Talbot and District Junior League.
Jamie’s father Chris was a playing member of Afan Lido’s Welsh Cup final team that lost 3-2 against Carmarthen in May 2007.
Carmarthen Town meanwhile will finally get the second phase of the season underway and will be looking to add to Bangor City’s woes who travel to Richmond Park without a win in nine league matches.
Port Talbot travel to Prestatyn looking to close the gap on the side directly above them, the North Walians have a four-point lead over the Steelmen and manager Scott Jones is expecting a touch encounter. “Prestatyn have been in the top four all the season so we know it will be tough – we need to be brave and strong,” he said.