WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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RHYL player-manager Greg Strong is expecting a difficult test in the seaside derby at Prestatyn on Boxing Day.
"The league table doesn’t lie; Prestatyn have done ever so well this season and we’re sure it will be difficult, but as long as we concentrate on us and what we are capable of I’m sure we can get a result," Strong told the Daily Post.
"Our performances have improved a lot recently after a little blip and with us being close to full strength now we can be a match for anyone."
Paul Pritchard is expected to be handed the gloves as James Coates' loan spell ends, while defender Martyn Naylor should return.
Home player-manager Neil Gibson waits in the fitness of Mike Parker and Steve Rogers who picked-up knocks in last week's 1-0 home defeat to The New Saints.
"Naturally we hope to be at full strength for what we know will be a difficult game, but the way we’ve played in our last two matches against Llanelli and TNS, despite us losing both, has given us confidence that we can make life difficult for Rhyl," says Gibson.
Bala Town
Bala Town are without three key players for their trip to the Deeside Stadium to face Gap Connah’s Quay.
Osian Jones, Mark Harris and Peter Moore are all suspended after being sent-off in the 6-3 defeat at Bangor City.
"It will be a tough game for us as they are a very good side who have had some good results lately," says manager Colin Caton.
The hosts will be without striker Chris Herbert who has a knee strain.
"Our current form is good and we want to take maximum points to get us in touch with the top 12," says Nomads' player-manager Mark McGregor.
Airbus UK Broughton manager Craig Harrison is targetting a six-point festive haul from the clashes with Elements Cefn Druids.
"I expect us to get the right result, both home and away against Druids," he says. "We are well prepared for it and although Lee Jones and Waynne Phillips are good guys, there is no room for sentiment in football."
The beleaguered Ancients' management duo are boosted by the returns of goalkeeper Chris Mullock and Andrew Edgar, who were both unavailable for the postponed trip to Port Talbot last week, while Adam Hunter faces a late fitness test.
However Kieran Quinn and Lee T Jones are both unavailable for the trip to The Airfield.
"We're more than confident we can get a result there with what we have in the squad," says Phillips.
In the day's other game, Aberystwyth host Haverfordwest.
The matches between Welshpool and The New Saints and Caersws v Newtown are both postponed.
Photo: Action from last season's Prestatyn-Rhyl derby at Bastion Road [Tony Mottram].