Aberystwyth Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|24.08.18 | 7:30pm|
Tonight's game is the first under the floodlights at Deeside Stadium this season as we welcome Aberystwyth Town.
The Nomads have started the season in great form having beaten newly-promoted Llanelli 7-0 before beating champions TNS here last Sunday thanks to an Andy Owens strike. It seems a long time ago now, but our last encounter with Aber only happened at the end of last season when we picked up the first ever Welsh Cup in the club's history thanks to a 4-1 victory at Newtown's Latham Park, and no doubt we will be looking to replicate a similar scoreline again today to consolidate our place at the top of the league table.
It might only be early in the season, but a good start can prove vital and Andy Morrison commented on that start ahead of the game;
"It's been a good start to the season with six points and two clean sheets from our opening two games. Everyone is looking forward to tonight's game against Aber and every player wants to be involved in what will be a real test.
Aber had a great start beating big-spending Llandudno and have the players to cause major problems, so we must prepare right this week and be ready come Friday evening.
It will be great to see Wes Baynes again - a player who did fantastically for me in his time at the club and whose goal created history for the club.
Our achievements were recognised last week before the game by the local council who presented our club with a couple of pieces for our trophy cabinet in recognition of our Welsh Cup and three years of back-to-back European campaigns.
I was also pleased to see so many new faces in the crowd - the attendance was pleasing and hopefully we will see those fans back tonight."
The Nomads will welcome Callum Morris back from suspension, however will possibly be without both Laurence Wilson and Andy Owens.
As always, the game will be covered live on our official Twitter account with alternative views of the game through our official Instagram account.