NEWTOWN will hope to maintain their unbeaten start to the New Year when they make today’s trek to Carmarthen Town.
A draw with Powys rivals Caersws was followed by a victory at Porthmadog and last Saturday’s timely 4-1 verdict over Connah‘s Quay Nomads.
Victory over the Nomads was particularly sweet as the mid-Wales men made light of the loss of prolific striker Marc Lloyd Williams, who had switched to rivals Rhyl just a few days earlier.
Manager Darren Ryan is now banking on his side maintaining the momentum in the trip to West Wales as he first targets league safety and, ultimately, a finish in the top half of the table.
“Our last three performances have been pleasing,” he said. “We’re still unbeaten in 2008 and now we want to keep the run going.
“If we play like we have done in the last few games, then there‘s no reason why we can‘t soon get to our 30-point target which should be enough to make us safe from relegation.
“And then, hopefully, we can push on and get in the Premier Cup, which would be a big thing financially.“
Ryan was delighted by the overall team performance last weekend, particularly the new-look front pairing of Tommy Mutton and Craig Moses.
The Robins chief is looking to bring in a couple of new faces to further swell the squad, with seven days notice served on Llangefni‘s left winger Chris Evans and Market Drayton forward Tom Ward.
However, hopes of bringing Port Talbot midfielder Dylan Blain to the club have failed as he was unable to agree terms.