WELSHPOOL Town bid to revive their push for Europe in tonight’s trip to Newi Cefn Druids after seeing their hopes dented by back-to-back defeats over the Easter period.
Two reverses in three days against Caernarfon (2-0) and Port Talbot (1-0) has left Pool in fourth place, and four points adrift of Connah’s Quay Nomads in the third.
But manager Tommi Morgan still believes his side can rekindle their bid for European football for the first time in the club’s history.
“On another day against Port Talbot, we could have won 1-0 and no-one would have said anything,” he said. “We’re not scoring goals at the moment, and some sloppy defending has cost us but the lads have done well over the season.
“Time is running out, so we need to get something tonight, ideally a win, but a lot of teams are going to drop points in the last few games.”
Injuries have disrupted their plans with midfielder Craig Wilkinson out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Defenders Brett Jefferies (groin), Paul Dowridge (hamstring) and John Keegan (calf) are also struggling.
Druids, who look virtually assured of league survival, will be keen to build on their two draws over Easter as they bid to cement a place in next season’s Welsh Premier Cup.
A 2-2 draw was followed by a 1-1 stalemate at Caernarfon on Monday.
“A point was a fair result against Caernarfon,” said assistant boss Graham Jones.
“We went 1-0 up but then did our usual trick of conceding a goal on the stroke of half time.”