NEWTOWN travel to Aberystwyth Town tonight (Friday) for the second Mid Wales derby of the season.

The Robins claimed a convincing victory in the reverse fixture in September but since both clubs have struggled for form and been embroiled in a basement battle.

However two successive victories have rejuvenated the Robins campaign with manager Chris Hughes confident his side can still make a push for the top six before the mid-season split.

Following the derby the Robins will have seven games to stake a claim for the top six, including back to back derbies with leaders TNS and the visit of Cardiff Metropolitan before trips to Connahs Quay Nomads and Bangor City.

Despite a daunting schedule the Robins chief was confident his squad had turned a corner and would build on their victory at home to Barry Town United last week.

“We controlled the game against Barry and it was important we had a good reaction to the midweek cup defeat,” said Hughes.

“This result is no fluke and has been coming for a while now. We have been unfortunate in a few games this season but this performance and result was very much deserved.

“To score three goals and not concede against a good Barry Town United side is a huge result for us ahead of the trip to Aberystwyth.”

The Robins make the trip with a full squad with Tom Goodwin back in contention following his impressive cameo as substitute last week while Luke Boundford will look to maintain his goal scoring form.