Ben Chapman

FIRST-choice goalkeeper Ben Chapman will be back between the sticks for Saturday's visit of Port Talbot Town to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium (2.30pm).

Chapman returns from a one-match suspension but director of football Andy Preece was full of praise for stand-in Aaron Morrison, who underwent two painkilling injections in order to play against Bangor City on Friday night.

"He's been really struggling with a hip injury and we don't know what damage may have been done, Preece said after the FAW refused the club's request to bring in a temporary gloveman.

"So he deserves massive credit for playing and I was really pleased with his performance."

The manager of the month curse has now struck twice with successive defeats at Carmarthen and Bangor, although Preece felt the performance against 2011 champions Bangor proves they are becoming a match for the best sides in the league.

"We're causing the top teams a lot of problems," said Preece. "I was disappointed we didn't get anything because we played really well in the first half.

"We created a lot of chances, which we had failed to do in our previous game against Carmarthen, and I think 2-1 to us at half-time would have been a fairer reflection.

"We lost our concentration at the start of the second half and they punished us, like a top team does in that situation.

"But we could take a lot of positives out of the game."

Preece added: "We've played TNS twice, we've played Bala twice and we've played Bangor twice - the top teams who are very hard to get points off.

"So with no disrespect, we do have an easier run of games than some of the teams around us, but we know by now that there are no easy games in the league."

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