CHRIS Hughes has ruled out a surge for seventh place ahead of the weekend visit of Carmarthen Town.

The Robins sealed their unbroken top flight status by twice hitting back to beat Llandudno 3-2 last weekend.

“I think seventh place went a few weeks ago but things are still bubbling for us with the Welsh Cup semi-final just a week away,” said Hughes.

“I think when you look at the rest of the teams below us and the resources they have available in comparison we are still punching above our weight.

“I’m pleased with what the lads have given me this season and hopefully we can end the season strongly and build on last week’s win over Llandudno.”

Carmarthen Town have endured a troubled campaign and currently stare relegation in the face.

Defeat at Latham Park would hammer another nail in their coffin with the Old Gold nine points adrift of safety with just four games remaining.

Carmarthen also sacked long serving manager Mark Aizlewood following his conviction for his role in a multi million pound fraud and start of a six year prison sentence.

Despite their tribulations the West Wales club inflicted a 3-2 defeat upon the Robins last month and arrive at Latham Park with their top flight status in the balance.

Hughes completes his three match touchline ban with midfielder Ryan Kershaw also suspended.

Newtown will hope to add Jamie Price and Kieran Mills-Evans to the squad with the latter covered by an excellent display by Tom Goodwin in last week’s fightback and victory over Llandudno.