PRESTATYN Town manager Neil Gibson will have prolific striker Steve Bowes back from injury to face first round opponents Llandudno today.
Bowles hit 53 goals last season and boss Gibson said: “Steve had a run out in the reserves last Saturday and scored four so he looks back to normal again.”
Another boost is the return of experienced Dave Hayes as Prestatyn look to extend their two-year winning run over Llandudno.
Gibson added: “We beat them three times last season and again 3-1 at their place a few weeks back, but league form often goes out of the window in cup ties and we are preparing for a tough test.”
Llandudno’s Neil Coverley and Shaun Eardley return, but Bryn Jenkins, Darren Jones and Jodie Hamilton are all injured.
Bodedern, who went out to eventual finalists Afan Lido last season, will take on Llanfairpwll today, writes Keith Evans.
Manager Rob Hughes’ villagers have yet to notch a win in six outings, with three draws and three defeats.
Hughes said: “What we really want is a win in the league but to get one in the Welsh Cup would do us very nicely as well.”
Adam Roberts is out with damage knee ligaments and new signing Lee Jones, a 16-year-old midfield prospect from Llangefni Town, is likely to figure at some stage.
Llanfairpwll plan checks on Richard Owen and Simon Giddings, while Billy Evans has only a slim chance of making his first outing.
Buckley Town will be out to avoid any upsets as they gear up for today's potentially tricky first-round clash at Hawarden, writes John Bridgwater.
A recent revival of five points from their last three Cymru Alliance outings has put the Globe Way men in better heart.
But boss Simon Sedgwick admits his side will be taking nothing for granted as they bid to progress in the competition.
“It's a local derby, while they've got players who have played in the Cymru Alliance so it's going to be difficult for us,” he said.
New signing James Morton is included on his return to the club along with Dale Lovatt and Andy Neill, but Nick Whiteley and Matty Roberts are definitely out. Simon Holloway and Miles Todd are struggling with injury.