NEWTOWN bid to revive their top four bid at Caernarfon Town tonight (Friday).

The Robins crashed to their heaviest defeat of the season in a 6-0 thrashing at home to champions elect TNS last week while Caernarfon boosted their own top four bid by all but ending Connahs Quay Nomads’ title bid.

However with three games remaining the Robins have little time to dwell and know nine points from their remaining programme would secure fourth place.

With Caernarfon failing to attain a UEFA licence it means the Canaries would be ineligible for the end of season play offs and hand Newtown a potential bye to the play-off final.

Meanwhile manager Chris Hughes was far from happy with the fixture scheduling as his side were left chasing shadows against TNS.

“We had not played for three weeks and this was like starting our season all over again,” said Hughes. “It has been very hard to remain match fit with no games for nearly a month.

“I felt it showed against a quality professional side like TNS and we were punished.

“Perhaps it is our own fault to a certain extent but it is very hard for any side which has not had a game for almost a month to be asked to play a full-time side in their first game back.”

Newtown will look to take their harsh lessons learnt from their thrashing at the hands of TNS to Caernarfon.

However Hughes insisted tonight would be a different game.

“Three weeks without a game at this stage of the season was very difficult but we have 90 minutes under our belts now.”