Aberystwyth Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|08.12.17 | 7:45pm|
Friday night's JD Welsh Premier League match at the Deeside Stadium sees Connah's Quay Nomads host Aberystwyth Town.
Both sides were victorious in the JD Welsh Cup third round last weekend with The Nomads overcoming Cwmbran Celtic, while Aber knocked out Cup holders Bala Town with a resounding 4-0 victory over The Lakesiders. The Nomads were rewarded with a fourth round tie at home to Porthmadog while Aber face the tough task of an away trip to Cardiff Met.
Andy Morrison's side will be looking to continue their impressive defensive record today, having not conceded a goal in the past two games, and boasting the second best defensive record in the league, while Aber will be looking to maintain their good run of form following last weekend's impressive cup victory and a 3-0 victory over Newtown in the league the week prior.
Aber's last visit to Deeside saw a rampant Nomads side run out 4-0 victors, but Andy Morrison know that Frday night's task will not be an easy one, saying;
"Aberystwyth have assembled a very strong squad under Neville Powell and their form now reflects the strength they have in depth - when the like of Spittle, Kellaway and Borrelli are unable to get a start in their last game, I'm sure they believe that they can cement a Top Six position before the split."
Morrison continued; "We face an in-form Aber side on Friday night and this is a game we look forward to. On the back of two good results, away at Cardiff Met and a tricky Cup game against an in-form Cwmbran Celtic, we have looked very solid defensively and I believe that clean sheets have been the platform for our success in recent seasons and a major part of our game.
While Ian Kearney is still injured and George Horan serves out the last game of his suspension, Declan Poole is back in full training. Ryan Wignall and Nathan Woolfe are both struggling with a back injury and illness respectively and I will have to make a late decision on both of them."