PORTHMADOG captain Ryan Davies is expected to return to the centre of defence for today’s home clash with Airbus UK.
The Traeth club are targeting a top-10 finish to ensure a Premier Cup place next season.
Port’s current 11th position should be good enough as the Welsh Cup winners, who also qualify, are likely to come from the Welsh Premier.
“Our current situation would see us through but that is according to the criteria at the moment. We aim to go higher to make sure,” said joint manager Viv Williams.
Porthmadog reaped a five-figure pay-out after reaching the quarter-finals of this season‘s tournament.
Davies will be reinstated after a knee injury forced him out of last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at league leaders The New Saints.
But forward Marcus Orlik is 50-50 with a thigh problem, while wing-back John Jones should return after flu.
Airbus UK, on the back of three wins and a draw, bid to maintain their good run, writes John Bridgwater.
But player-boss Gareth Owen warned there can be no relaxing as he aims for the 30-point mark which he feels will guarantee safety.
“We’ve got to keep the run going and can’t afford to be complacent as things can quickly turn,” he said. “It’s nice to be looking up instead of down and the sooner we can get to 30 points the better.
“We’ve got four lads back for today, and some decisions have got to be made, but it’s a good problem to have.”
John Davies, Mark Allen and Adam Hunter all return to boost the defence after missing last weekend’s goalless draw with Aberystwyth. Lee Williams is also back, while skipper Steve Hopkins came through last weekend’s game with no reaction to an ankle injury that has kept him out all season.