NEWI Cefn Druids bid to put the brakes on The New Saints when they make the daunting trip to the Welsh Premier high-fliers tonight.
With the Saints unbeaten in 14 league outings and in sight of a third straight title triumph, it promises to be a testing night.
Assistant manager Graham Jones is upbeat after seeing his Druids side ease their relegation worries with a 2-0 win at Newtown on Saturday.
“It’s a tough game, but we’re looking forward to it as TNS let you play football,” he said. “Although we had a bad run before Newtown, we lost by the odd goal to Connah’s Quay, Rhyl and Llanelli so we’re not going there to be steamrollered.”
Jones also hailed the return of former Wrexham striker Lee Jones from suspension.
TNS boss Ken McKenna, meanwhile, will be looking for his side to take another step towards the crown.
Three points clear at the top, five wins from their last eight outings should be enough to secure the crown following last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Rhyl.
McKenna said: “If we can win all our home games and pick up a couple of points on our travels, then we’ll be there, but we’ve got a ridiculous spell of eight games in 21 days.”
Defender Tommy Holmes is an injury doubt, but full-back Martyn Naylor and front runner Nicky Ward are close to returning from injury.
Meanwhile, Aberystwyth Town will be looking to reel off their third straight home win in tonight’s clash with Port Talbot.
The 2-0 win over Caernarfon was followed by a 1-0 success against Caersws last Friday, lifting Aber to eighth.
The seasiders see midfielder Bari Morgan return after a ban while Glyndwr Hughes and Geoff Kellaway could return.