DEFENSIVE kingpin Craig Hogg, out of action for a year because of a double hernia, is poised for his Llangefni Town comeback today at Neath Athletic.
Having worked up match fitness in five outings for the club’s reserves, Hogg will join Adie Jones’ party for their first away assignment, since gaining promotion to the Welsh Premier.
And Hogg’s challenge will be to plug the gaps in Llangefni’s leaky defence, which has been breached 13 times in four home games.
Manager Jones said: “That is the area which has to be addressed, although we have to bear in mind that three of those games were against top sides Carmarthen, Rhyl and Llanelli.
“We must tighten up at the back and are confident that we will.
“Because of the tough start we have had, against such strong opposition, this is when our season proper kicks off. By our calculations, we are only three points adrift of what we had hoped for anyway.”
Llangefni’s mood is helped as well by the availability of key players Geraint Mitchell, Kevin Lloyd and Richard Hughes.
But Danny Roberts, Adrian Jones and captain Graham Austin are likely non-starters, while Simon Williams will continue in goal as stand-in for Farai Jackson.