BOSS Chris Hughes says his Robins side are looking forward to being back at Latham Park, writes Rory Sheehan.

Having faced back-to-back away trips to Barry Town United in the league and cup on the last two Saturdays, Hughes says it is good to be back in Newtown for this week’s clash against bottom club Carmarthen Town.

But he says neither he or his players are taking anything for granted.

“It’s nice to be back at home, and I always say it but it’s true - there are no easy games in this league”, he said.

“Their (Carmarthen) performances recently have been excellent. I watched them at TNS and they were unfortunate not to come away with anything.

“They have players at the top end of the pitch like Liam Thomas who are as good as any in the league, and they have a new manager in Kristian O’Leary who I have done coaching courses with and he has experience at the highest level and lots of good ideas.”

He added: “We had two good results and performances at Barry and we’re in good form but it’s taken it’s toll - it’s been like the walking wounded lately, so I have to see what sort of side I can put out.

“The physio has been very busy at training this week but whatever side we put out, I have a good squad of players and can put any of them in and trust them, they all know their jobs.

“Joe Kenton, Jack Thorn and a few of the other boys have come in, played out of position and done well.”

Hughes will still have some options with players coming back from suspension and long-term injury.

He said: “Matty Williams is coming back after long-term injury, having not played for a year and we’ve also got George Harry and Craig Williams coming back from suspensions.

With the mid-season split approaching Newtown are in eighth, just a few points away from sixth-place Cefn Druids.

Hughes added: “The busy Christmas period is coming up and people look forward to the games at this time of year but we’re not setting any targets.

“We’re just looking to get as many points on the board as possible.”