PRESTATYN Town manager Neil Gibson says his side are ready to step up a gear when they host a Tranmere Rovers XI tonight (7pm).
The Welsh Premier new boys have so far beaten Prescot Cables and Corinthian Casuals this summer, continuing their form from last season when they were runaway Cymru Alliance champions.
Tranmere are only expected to bring a team of fringe players to Bastion Road, but Gibson says it will still be a good test of where his side are as they prepare for their first ever campaign in Wales’ top flight.
“Pre-season’s gone very well so far,” said the manager yesterday. “Our first two games were against higher-standard opposition, and we pretty convincingly won both games.
“When we first arranged the game about six weeks ago Tranmere’s first team had a game tonight, so we’re only expecting it to be fringe players and reserves.
“But they’ll still be a very strong side and it will be another step up from the teams we’ve already played.”
Sriker Steve Bowes has re-signed for Prestatyn after being courted by some of the club’s rivals this summer.