The Seasiders bounced back from two successive league defeats on Tuesday as they defeated Rhyl 5-3 in the Nathaniel MG Cup.
Newly promoted Llanelli Town are bottom of the pack at the moment having only one game so far this season, coming away against Cefn Druids in the second game of the campaign.
The South Wales side have struggled since that victory though only receiving one point from the next six games, but could consider themselves unfortunate last weekend against Newtown where they went ahead but ended up losing 3-1.
Llandudno’s last victory in the league was away at Cardiff Met, and have lost against
Connah’s Quay and Bala Town since, but a win tomorrow would give some much-needed breathing space between themselves and Llanelli.
Iwan Williams praised his side for coming behind for the first time in two years against Rhyl on Tuesday and has again stated the importance of October.
“It’s a big month for us, there is no denying that. It just feels like we’ve been constantly on the road this season so far!”
“I stressed that losing to teams like Bala and Connah’s Quay would not determine our season but the month of October will. We have to be positive and go into such games with a siege mentality.” Said Iwan.
The manager is aware of the dangers that Llanelli pose but his side are hoping to build on the victory during the week against Rhyl.
“It will be a tough game, there is no denying that. They’ve won on the road already this season and put a good performance in. We will only be focussing on ourselves though as we look to build on a good away win at Rhyl.”
“We had a great training session last night where the lads have taken everything on board.” Added Iwan.
A few youngsters got their opportunity on Tuesday and Iwan has praised George Harry and Telor Williams in-particular after their performances.
“George Harry for me was really good against Rhyl. He’s a young lad who’s dropped out of the professional game and has had to be patient for his opportunities.”
“He’s been a joy to work with and his application in training has been spot on. He came on and made an instant impact against Bala with an assist and was fantastic in an unfamiliar role Tuesday night.” Said the manager
“Telor also impressed immensely and it’s great to see young players take their chances.”
Alfons Fosu-Mensah, who got Llandudno’s goal against Bala, and Cai Owen were cup-tied for the game against Rhyl but are back in contention for tomorrow afternoon.
“We have a few knocks and niggles, so the team selection will again be a late call.” Said Iwan.
The game will kick-off at the Giant Hospitality Stadium at 14:30 on Saturday afternoon and the Seasiders will be hoping to start the month’s league fixtures in a positive manner.
Updated 15:20 - 5 Oct 2018 by Geraint Roberts