SCORING ace Steve Bowes, whose goals have transformed Prestatyn Town into a force in the Cymru Alliance, may be blooded by Caernarfon Town at Llanelli today.
Although the 20-year-old striker’s availability is in doubt, Canaries’ manager Steve O’Shaughnessy indicated that if the new signing can arrange time off work he could well start.
Bowes has hit 39 goals for Prestatyn in all competitions and Town, the Welsh Premier’s basement strugglers, need his scoring flair.
O‘Shaughnessy said: “It is a big step up from the Alliance to the Premier and the lad has to prove himself, as was the case with others before him.”
Bowes, who remains on Prestatyn’s books for the Alliance campaign, has been secured by Caernarfon from Bangor City, where he failed to win first team recognition during a two-month stay.
O’Shaughnessy said: “We are in a good frame of mind, having picked up four points from the last six, and while all the games are tough for us what we want is a steady start and not to fall behind early on.”
Meanwhile, Airbus UK will be aiming to maintain their push for safety when they make the trek to Port Talbot, writes John Bridgwater.
Excellent wins against Cwmbran Town (3-0) and at Connah’s Quay Nomads (2-1) have seen the Wingmakers rekindle their survival hopes, and player-boss Gareth Owen has hailed his side’s committed approach.
“The two goals against Nomads epitomised our determination and hard work, but that’s the way it’s got to be,” he said. “The whole squad have got to be committed to the cause, and that cause is for Airbus to stay in the league.
“The lads did all the right things against the Nomads in difficult conditions. It was backs to the walls for the last 15-20 minutes but we showed great determination.”
Striker Darren Williams misses out through suspension but Adam Hunter returns.