Huw Griffiths believes Llanelli's thrashing by Connah's Quay Nomads will hinder Cefn Druids' chances of victory tomorrow.

Llanelli suffered a baptism of fire on their return to the Welsh top-flight as Nomads ran riot to record a 7-0 success at Stebonheath Park.

Andy Hill's men head north tomorrow looking to bounce back and Griffiths reckons his side won't benefit from last week's scoreline.

"It will hinder us," said Griffiths when asked about Llanelli's opening weekend horror show. "It has to hinder us because they were undone by a top side in Connah's Quay, who were clinical and benefited from some deflections.

"Llanelli will certainly not come to us and go gung-ho, they will be compact and tight - a bit like Caernarfon were - and probably play for a draw.

"We will have to improve on our attacking play. Defensively were were fairly solid, but we didn't create enough against Caernarfon and that has to improve."

Griffiths also believes that Llanelli will have benefited from their thumping at the hands of Connah's Quay.

He continued: "They will have more experience in the league and they will have had time to get their heads around what happened last weekend.

"Connah's Quay are capable of doing that to teams. Jock (Andy Morrison) picked a mobile and attacking team, which produced a very good performance. "It's now up to us to follow them and the pressure is on us to perform."

Griffiths was disappointed with the performance levels of his side, who have played Europa League football this summer, at Caernarfon and has demanded better this weekend.

"I can accept getting beat, but I can't accept it when we are outfought," added Griffiths, who has central defender Nathan Peate available and hopes to see Moussa Samassa receive international clearance in time to feature.

Arek Piskorski, Ilan Ap Gareth and Iwan Cartwright are pushing for starts after impressing in the 6-0 Newfa Challenge Cup success over Brymbo Victoria on Monday night.

In the opposition camp, Llanelli boss Hill is remaining calm despite their heavy home defeat.

"We will dust ourselves down," said Hill. "There’s no easy games in this league and we have got to pick ourselves up.

"We know we can be better than that and we know we’ve got good players in our dressing room and it’s about getting it right on the day now."

Nev Powell says winning “means everything” and he’s targeting another victory for Aberystwyth Town tonight.

Cardiff Met make their way to Park Avenue for this evening’s televised encounter with both sides winning their opening games of the season.

The men from the capital were 2-1 winners against Newtown, while Powell’s Aberystwyth grabbed a 1-0 home win over Llandudno courtesy of Declan Walker’s fine strike.

Former Connah’s Quay and Bangor City boss Powell said: “We look forward to every game. It’s football isn’t it and you miss it. You saw us on the touchline and it means everything.”

Ex-Nomad Terry McCormick has signed for Aber as cover for injured stopper Leigh Jenkins.

Newtown boss Chris Hughes wants his side to use their performance in the loss at Cardiff Met as a marker.

The Robins missed an early penalty and squandered plenty more chances as they were beaten 2-1 in South Wales.

Hughes, who sees his side entertain Caernarfon tonight, said: “It is frustrating and disappointing, but it is the first game out of 32 and we need to use that performance as a marker.

“We need to make sure we bounce back in training and go again on Friday, with the same levels and be neat and tidy in both boxes.”

Caernarfon will be looking to make it two wins from two after beating Cefn Druids on Sunday.

Boss Sean Eardley wants the fans to turn up in their numbers, saying: “I’ve said in previous interviews, the Cofi Army pick you up mentally.”

Llandudno make their way to Carmarthen Town tomorrow.