WELSHPOOL Town are gearing up for the biggest night in their history when they host Championship side Cardiff City in tonight’s quarter-final (7pm).
Although the south Wales giants are unlikely to parade all their big names, the Lilywhites are relishing a chance to face Dave Jones’ outfit in front of a bumper crowd at Maesydre.
“It’s going to be a fantastic night for everyone involved with the club,” said manager Tomi Morgan. “Ever since we qualified for the Premier Cup three years ago, we have not done that particularly well so we’re delighted to be taking on a Championship club at home.
“We know it’s going to be a difficult game, but all the players are looking forward to what is going to be the biggest game for the club.”
Pool go into the lucrative encounter still hampered by injury problems, with central defender John Keegan out.
But they are boosted by the return from suspension of defender Geraint Windsor, while Brett Jefferies is also eligible to play despite being sent off in last weekend’s 2-1 league win over Aberystwyth.
Cardiff, who overcame minnows Chasetown in the FA Cup last weekend, have left nothing to chance with scouts watching Welshpool in their last three outings.
And they will be keen to avoid any slip-ups having lost to eventual winners The New Saints 1-0 in the semi-final at Ninian Park last season.