HUW GRIFFITHS has warned Cefn Druids that they could be ‘embarrassed’ at Bala Town if they under perform tonight.

Last season’s play-off winners Druids currently prop up the rest of the division after losing to newly-promoted pair Caernarfon and Llanelli.

Druids let a two-goal lead slip as they lost to Llanelli last weekend and Griffiths knows it could be a long and uncomfortable evening at Maes Tegid if his side switch off against big-spending Bala.

“It is a real test,” said boss Griffiths. “If we are not right on our game then it could be embarrassing because they are a quality outfit.

“They have signed very good players during the summer to add to an already good squad and they will play more football this season with the players they’ve brought in.

“They beat us in pre-season as well. The league is a different entity, but they are strong.

“For me, they are the team that will challenge TNS for the title with the money they’ve spent.”

Druids started the season in high spirits after a summer of playing Europa League football on the back of a best-ever Welsh Premier League campaign.

But Griffiths knows how quickly things can change in football and he is working overtime to try and make sure that Druids don’t fall by the wayside.

“Last season we had a better hunger, determination and desire,” said Griffiths. “We are there to be shot at now and it was great when things were going well.

“I’ve managed under pressure a lot in my career and I will go back to my roots to make sure we don’t drop off.

“Llandudno qualified for Europe and then dropped off and our aim is to stay in the league.

“We’ve always been focused on taking small steps.

“It’s football. I’ve gone from manager of the year to people wondering what’s going on, but we’ve only lost two games and there are 20 left to play.”

New signing Moussa Samassa could feature in the heart of the Druids’ defence after only receiving international clearance 24 hours before the loss to Llanelli, while Fisnik Hajdari and Alec Mudimu may start.

Mudimu, meanwhile, has been included in Zimbabwe’s squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Congo.

The 23-year-old, who has won four caps since making his debut in the Four Nations Tournament in March, tweeted his delight at making the squad.

He wrote: “Amazing, thank you everyone for the support through thick and thin. This is truly amazing and it still hasn’t kicked in yet. Onwards and upwards #AFCON2019 #hardworkpaysoff.”

In the opposite camp, Bala Town boss Colin Caton will be hoping his side get the rub of the green with decisions.

Bala were beaten 3-2 at Barry Town United last weekend with Kayne McLaggon’s winner appearing to come off the striker’s arm before bouncing past Ashley Morris.

On top of that Bala had three players sent-off in the shape of Sean Smith, Chris Venables and Evan Horwood.