NEWI Cefn Druids look to get back to winning ways in tonight’s home clash with Caersws.
After toppling The New Saints in their opening game, the Ancients have since suffered three losses, leaving them fourth from bottom.
But joint boss Wayne Phillips insists his side are far better than their league position suggests, although last Sunday’s 1-0 reverse at Aberystwyth sees them with just one goal in four league outings.
“We deserved to come away with something from the game, but one mistake cost us,” he said. “The performance was good, we had 16 or 17 corners away from home, which says we had pressure, but the only thing missing was the result.
“It’s been a tough start for us, but we’re still only one point short of our target for the first four games. Tonight’s a home game which we need to win. We certainly don’t want to get into the habit of losing.”
Phillips has more striking options at his disposal with Mike Heverin and Darren Williams returning to duty, while Paul Mazzarella is also back in contention.
Caersws desperately need points after suffering four straight defeats.
And manager Mike Barton admits life will get no easier at Plaskynaston despite bringing in John Jones, MIke Sawtell, Sion Meredith, Sean Butler and Andy Davies.
“Newi Cefn Druids are a well organised and strong side but we have to cope with that,” said Barton. “We have to match them. We need points and I don’t care how we get them.”
Midfielder Darren Leonard is suspended, while forward Reuben Motloung and midfielder Terry Green have left the club. Experienced defender Colin Reynolds could sit it out after his move to Newtown was blocked by the Bluebirds.