ABERYSTWYTH Town will be out to make a swift riposte when they host title favourites Llanelli tonight.
The Black and Greens were on a five-match unbeaten run before suffering a shock 3-0 reverse at lowly Llangefni on Saturday.
“The result may have surprised a lot of people but it was no fluke – they fully deserved to beat us,” said Aber manager Brian Coyne.
“But we’ve now got a chance to bounce back against Llanelli, we’ve got a decent record against them and you’ll see a different Aberystwyth side.
“Llanelli are now favourites for the league, but TNS will be hoping this game can be a stumbling block for them. It’s a cracking game for us.”
Midfielder Geraint Passmore remains out with an ankle problem, but Matthew Roberts and Aneurin Thomas should shake off knocks picked up at Llangefni.
Meanwhile, Caersws have been urged to show more belief as they continue their fight for Welsh Premier survival in tonight’s crucial clash with Newi Cefn Druids at the Recreation Ground.
Despite a recent slump, which continued with a 2-1 reverse at Rhyl on Saturday, Caersws manager Dave Taylor could draw comfort from his team’s battling performances.
“The commitment and the effort is there, if not the results, but we just need a bit more self-belief,” he said. “When we scored against Rhyl you could see the belief come flooding back. We started passing well and everyone wanted the ball.
“We have to keep going. We need a change of fortune and a bit of luck, and remain positive.”
Sion Meredith, who scored at the weekend, is pressing for a start along with Jon Slater and Jamie Haynes.
Newi Cefn Druids, beaten 3-0 at Neath on Saturday, also need points.
“We’ve still got work to do to make sure we’re safe from relegation,” said joint boss Waynne Phillips. “Last weekend was disappointing as we’d done our homework that Neath were dangerous from set pieces.
“But some of our players did not take what was said on board, and their first two goals came from long throws into the box.”
Lee Jones looks set to miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage, but striker Chris McGinn could return tonight following knee problems of his own.