LLANFAIR United welcome Rhyl to Mount Field in JD Cymru North on Saturday.

Manager Rhys Stephens expected a tough test while backing the North Wales side to challenge for honours this season.

“It will be another tough game,” said Stephens whose side were set to take on Gresford Athletic in Oswestry at the time the County Times went to press on Wednesday.

“They’re a really big club with a team that will challenge this year, but we’ll give it a good go.”

Defender Gethin Stephens is suspended though United welcome midfielder Paul Griffiths back to contention.

Penrhyncoch entertain Gresford Athletic on Saturday with manager Gari Lewis backing his side to build on their midweek win over Corwen.

“Gresford are always a huge test for us and in Jake Eyre they have have a brilliant talent and their skipper is one of the best central midfielders in the league in my opinion,” said Lewid.

“We have started the season really well and last night’s win over Corwen was a great three points.

“We will give it everything sat and see how it goes against Gresford.”

Llanrhaeadr are back at Tanllan and bidding to maintain their electric start to the season against Conwy Borough.

Club spokesman Marc Griffiths said: “Conwy are a well organised outfit similar to ourselves while they also possess one of the best attacking line ups in the league so we know we will have to be at our best.”

Griffiths faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken arm during his side’s 2-1 victory over Rhyl while midfielder Tom Evans is also ruled out through suspension following his dismissal at Colwyn Bay in midweek.

Meanwhile Guilsfield welcome Corwen to Clos Mytton with the hosts bidding to maintain their encouraging start to the season following last week’s victory over Penrhyncoch.