NEWTOWN return to action with the visit of JD Welsh Premier league and cup double chasers Barry Town United on Saturday.

Victory for the Robins would effectively end Barry’s title bid with leaders Connahs Quay Nomads hosting defending champions TNS later in the afternoon in what could become a decisive weekend in the race for the JD Welsh Premier title.

Meanwhile victory for Newtown would also boost their hopes of securing a fourth place finish while keeping alive hopes of snatching third and entering the mix for European qualification next season.

The Robins go into the weekend having not played for a fortnight with hopes high goalkeeper Dave Jones could return to contention following a head injury last month.

Newtown have only lost twice on home turf all season and will look to maintain their record against a Barry side which remains in contention for the double.

Meanwhile Newtown defender Callum Roberts heads into the weekend clash with confidence soaring following his call-up to the Wales squad for a C international against England later this month.

“Our home record is something we are very proud of this season and will be looking to maintain that until the end of the season.

“Barry are very much like ourselves. They are hard working but also like to get the ball down and play.

“They are having a fantastic season so far and I am sure they will be coming to Newtown desperate to keep up with the top two in the race for the title.”