NEWTOWN boss Darren Ryan is coming to terms with the shock departure of star striker Marc Lloyd Williams to Rhyl.
The Welsh Premier’s all-time leading goalscorer has hit 16 league strikes since signing last summer.
"We've got to move quickly but a player of that quality is going to be very hard to replace,” said Ryan. “He was fantastic on and off the pitch.”
Shawbury marksman Tom Ward will be one of Ryan’s targets, while he also put seven days on Caersws striker Neil Mitchell and Llangefni's Chris Evans.
The Newtown chief will also be in touch with Rhyl about the possibility of a player exchange.
Newtown host Connah's Quay Nomads today boosted by the return of midfielder Glenn Tolley from suspension and the versatile Mattie Lewis.
Nomads boss Jim Hackett will give another new signing a debut today, writes Mike McEvoy.
Lifted by last week's vital 1-0 home win over relegation rivals Caernarfon Town to hoist them to fifth-from-bottom, the Nomads boss has signed utility player Paul Rowlands from Flixton in the North West Counties League.
"Beating Caernarfon was a really important result but we still have 13 matches to go and we need to pick up as many points as we can right to the end," said Hackett, who will be without skipper Gary Pinch, suspended for one match following five cautions.
Alan Glover returns after his three-game ban, while striker John McAllister and newcomer Michael Burns are both doubtful.
One player singled out for special praise is goalkeeper Paul Pritchard after yet another match-saving double spot-kick save against Caernarfon.
Hackett said: "Paul has been a huge bonus this season.”