NEWTOWN welcome bottom of the table Llandudno to Latham Park on Saturday night (7.45).

The Robins long wait for a televised home game has finally come to an end bit it means welcoming Llandudno for a Saturday evening kick-off.

It is the second time in as many seasons fixture schedulers and S4C programmers have tinkered with the fixture with Newtown’s home meeting with Llandudno played in front of less than 100 supporters on a Thursday night last season.

Newtown will hope for a larger attendance on Saturday night as manager Chris Hughes plots a return to form following last week’s JD Welsh Cup humiliation at the hands of Rhyl.

Newtown produced a below par performance as Rhyl hit back to prevail 2-1 winners and ensure Newtown were dumped out of a cup competition by a lower league team for the second time this season.

Hughes said: “It’s obviously disappointing, we controlled large parts of the game, particularly the first-half but we did not put away our chances.

“If you do not score then you deserve what you get and that is exactly what happened.

“Full credit to Rhyl who played well and deserved to get through.”

Hughes plans to put his players through their paces in midweek after two defeats on the road derailed a promising first half of the season.

“We will be reviewing why we lost the game and start working to put that right against Llandudno who we know will be coming down targeting three points.”