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Nev PowellWELSH Premier leaders Bangor City kick-off a quickfire festive double header when they host Prestatyn Town at Farrar Road on Wednesday night.
And City boss Nev Powell has revealed he has no plans for any major activity in the January transfer window.
"I plan to bring in some goalkeeping cover for Paul (Smith) but, apart from that, I'm more than happy with what I've got," the Citizens' manager told the Daily Post.
The only absentee for the hosts will be defender Jamie Brewerton, but good news for Powell is that his injured skipper is already on the comeback trail and could be ready to return in two weeks' time.
Prestatyn have already beaten their north Wales coast neighbours in a League Cup tie and player-boss Neil Gibson is relishing the underdog tag.
"I suppose a lot of people will be expecting a Bangor win, but we feel we've shown over the past two months that we can be more than a match for anyone in the league," he says.
Llanelli return to action after seven weeks of inaction with a visit to The New Saints but manager Andy Legg fears his fixture pile-up could lead to a spate of injuries.
The Reds have to play 11 games in 35 days but, despite the split being delayed until February 5, Legg believes his side are unlikely to complete all their fixtures in time.
"It's a tall order and is one that the FAW need to look at because there is a risk to the health of my players," said Legg.
"Should we play tonight then it will be our first game in seven weeks. We won't be match fit.
"Then we have 11 games in 35 days followed by what could be a maximum of 12 games - if we reach the Welsh Cup final - spread over three months.
"It's a ridiculous situation, but with so many games in a short amount of time that leads to the risk of players picking up injuries.
"We haven't got a big squad and these boys are part-time - their main income is not from playing for us, so they have full-time jobs to think about."
Both sides are missing one player through suspension, Chris Marriott for TNS and Owain Warlow for Llanelli.
Carmarthen have now played for six weeks but resume with a local derby at Haverfordwest's New Bridge Meadow, where manager Gavin Chesterfield has only overseen one game since his appointment in November.
Photo: Nev Powell is not planning any major transfer moves.
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