ANDY Preece says that Sunday's trip to face Europa League rivals Bala Town will not decide who finishes in second place.

The teams are level on points, with the Wingmakers just above their hosts in second place on goal difference.

"It's obviously a big game, but it won't decide who finishes runners-up which I have always felt will go to wire," Airbus director of football Andy Preece told the Daily Post. 

"I'm really pleased to be where we are as we always knew it was going to be a tough battle for second this season, and we're on a good run of form at the moment.

"It looked like Bala were getting away from us, but we've made up a fair bit of ground in the last four or five games.

"It could hardly be much closer, Aberystwyth are also just two points behind us, so it could be a really exciting finish with three good teams going for second place, and everyone's equally capable of taking points off each other."

Ashley Williams could be denied his 100th Welsh Premier start for the club by injury. while Matty McGinn also faces a fitness test after tweaking a hamstring against Newtown.

Lewis Short and Jay Owen are certain non-starters.

Bala boss Colin Caton is also expecting a tight finish.

"There's a chance that finishing third may get you into Europe, but we don't want to rely on that, we want to finish runners-up," he said.

"We've now got three home games on the bounce, and if we can get seven, maybe nine points from them, it will be put us in a great position.

"Sunday's a must win game for us, but I feel that whatever happens, it's still going to go into the last week as there are still a lot of points to be won and lost."

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