Saturday 7th September (kick off 2.30pm)
Jamie Butler could make his first WPL apperance for Aber
Aberystwyth Town will be hoping to bounceback from Wednesday's defeat to Cambrian & Clydach in the Word Cup, when they tarvel to Port Talbot Town this Saturday (ko 2.30pm).
Ian Hughes' men turn their attentions back to League duties and with seven points in the bag from a possible nine, the Seasiders have made their best start to a League campaign in a decade.
Hughes - who is in his first manager's role having replaced Tomi Morgan in the summer - currently stand proudly in third place, while Port Talbot have had a difficult start to the season, with a solitary point from three games. The Black and Greens have a respectable record at the GenQuip Stadium, but will be under no illusions and are fully aware that Scott Young has spent the summer significantly strengthening a squad which finished fourth in the League last season, so a very tough challenge is anticipated.
Aberystwyth's bad luck with injuries continued in their surprise midweek defeat, as striker Krzystzof Nalborski suffered a head injury, which rules him out of Saturday's game. Antonio Corbisiero will also struggle to recover in time for the game, so 16-year old Jamie Butler, who made quite an impression against the Welsh League side, may be brought into the squad as a replacement.
Port Talbot are expected to hand a debut to combative midfielder Adie Harris after International clearance was granted on Thursday. The Cardiff-based 32-year old last played in the League with Neath FC and boss Scott Young has described him as a natural leader, something his side have been lacking by his own ommision. Winger Sam O'Sullivan, 27, is also available for a debut after his International clearance was also granted. The ex-Cinderford man was with Young at Newport County.
Rosey and Griff, our top-two, haven't had the best of pre-seasons...I'm sure the more game time they both get, the stronger they'll become and the more goals they'll score
Young is also hoping his new strike partnership of Rhys Griffiths and Martin Rose will be among the goals;
"Rosey and Griff, our top-two, haven't had the best of pre-seasons," Young said to teh Evening Post.
"They've missed large chunks of it and I'm sure the more game time they both get, the stronger they'll become and the more goals they'll score."
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