NEWTOWN welcome back a trio of stars for tonight's UEFA Conference first qualifying round second leg.

Dundalk are the visitors to Park Hall in Newtown tonight (Tuesday) after the Robins were forced to surrender home advantage with Latham Park's 3G surface deemed not of high enough quality for European competition.

It is another obstacle the Robins will look to overcome following a frustrating first-leg which saw the Irish side march to a club record 4-0 win.

Manager Chris Hughes lamented his side's fortune so far this summer.

"It was all against us for the first leg," said Hughes. "We had four important players out, three through self isolation, and obviously that impacted our preparations.

"I think anyone who watched the match would agree the final score was a bit harsh and the last goal was a sickener.

"We competed well for 90 minutes when everything was against us and I was proud of our character and endeavour.

"They are a top side and virtually full strength playing at home."

Hughes hopes the return of midfielder George Hughes, forward Lufumpa Mwandwe and defender Naim Arsan tonight will ensure his side are more competitive.

However defender Shane Sutton is unavailable following his marriage last week.

"We will go out and give it everything," said Hughes. "It will not be easy but anything can happen in 90 minutes and we must be positive and play like we know we can."