It's been 17 years since Newtown last won at Jenner Park - but Chris Hughes says his side are full of confidence ahead of the weekend's JD Welsh Premier Clash.

Newtown will be looking to cement their position in the top six when they go into a tricky looking tie with Barry Town in front of the S4C cameras this evening (Saturday, December 1).

Barry go into the fixture just a point behind league leaders Connah’s Quay Nomads, while Newtown themselves are in fine form having lost only once in their last eight league matches.

The Robins are undefeated at home, and were 2-0 victors when the sides met at Latham Park in October as two injury time goals in each half from Joe Kenton fired Newtown up to third in the JD Welsh Premier League.

But Chris Hughes’ side have founds points on the road harder to come by, having won only twice in eight away matches this term, and he says his players will be looking to put those thoughts out of their minds ahead of Saturday's clash.

"We know what to expect with Barry it'll be a tough game for us physically and mentally.

"They've got a very tactically astute manager in Gavin [Chesterfield], he's done an excellent job there and I'm not surprised to see them doing well so we know what we're up against.

"From our point of view though we're in great form and we'll go into the game off a good run and absolutely full of confidence.

"We've had a nice break of around ten days which we probably needed after quite a physical game with Connah's Quay last weekend so it's given the lads the chance to get over a few bumps and bruises and we should be fresh for Saturday, with the added incentive of being in front of the TV cameras for the first time."

The Robins go into the game in sixth position with in-form Caernarfon breathing down their necks - and with the Cofi's game with second bottom Llanelli kicking off five hours beforehand, they could be level on points with Newtown by the time kick-off rolls round at Jenner Park.

"We're not looking over our shoulders, we're looking forward. It's a small league and I've been around it for quite a long time now, and anyone who strings together a run of three or four wins will move up the table quite quickly, but the flip side is that if you lose three or four games you'll drop as well," added Hughes.

"We'll just keep going and try and keep in touch with the leaders, you know it's tough as there are some budget differences but we're together and working hard and the backroom staff here are doing a terrific job keeping everyone on track.