Airbus UK Broughton take on Mark Jones` impressive looking Port Talbot Town on Saturday as the Wingmakers look to continue their early season form. Port Talbot had an excellent Season last year and qualified for one of the Europa League Slots, Manager Mark Jones has assembled a very strong squad capable of competing at the top end of the new look Welsh Premier League.
Port Talbot will be looking to bounce back from last weeks Home defeat to Carmarthen and will arrive at the Airfield determined to put one over Craig Harrison`s men, The Wingmakers will be looking for a fourth successive victory after wins against Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and also taking an advantage over a plucky Newtown side in the League Cup on Tuesday. It promises to be an entertaining game at the Airfield which has a kick off of 2pm.
Team News from South Wales indicates the Jones` will be without influential Midfielder Gareth Phillips, but that 17 or 18 players are champing at the bit to fire Town`s Season in North Wales, indeed they have an array of Talent at their disposal namely the dangerous Martin Rose along with new signing Luke Bowen and Drew Fayhiya, their defence has the vast experience of Rees and Surman with the enigmatic Lee Kendall between the sticks and the dynamic McCreesh in Midfield, all of this despite losing the impressive left side Scott Barrow to Tamworth in Pre Season.
The Fixture promises to be the sternest test yet for Airbus in what is the start of a challenging period with Bangor City and The New Saints to come on successive Friday nights.
Team News from the Airfield is that Harrison is likely to recall the Senior Players rested in Midweek despite a superb performance from the players who turned out against Newtown, Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards, Matty Woodward, Ashley Williams, Danny Desormeaux , Carl Owen and top Scorer Andy Moran were all rested in midweek, however a late fitness test is required for Richie Dorman on an injured ankle before he can take his place in the Squad. Impressive performances in Midweek from Leon Clowes and Paul McManus will give the Manager Food for thought as will the goals scored by Wrexham Youngster Nick Rushton who looks an excellent prospect.
Giovanni Feliciello is free from Suspension to return to the squad. But Matty Cook is not available
Mark Allen has scored 2 goals in 2 games and Nick Rushton scored 2 during the week, Andy Moran is top scorer with 3 and the Wingmakers have missed 3 penalties so far.
Squad will be selected from :
Rogers, Doran, Edwards, Clarke, Feliciello, Woodward, Allen, Clowes, Williams, Desormeaux, Abraham, Dorman, McManus, Rushton, Moran, Owen
Picture: Matty Woodward challenges Drew Fayhiya in the match at the Airfield last Season.