North Wales Crusaders coach Anthony Murray has targeted derby success this weekend to set-up a strong finish to the League One campaign.

The Cru return to league action at home to West Wales Raiders on Sunday following a fortnight-long fixture break.

An emphatic 50-0 drubbing of Hemel Stags in their last outing ended a four-game losing streak for the Wrexham club.

Wing Gavin Conroy (pictured) scored twice in the nine-try rout to help the Cru to their biggest win of the season.

Now Murray is keen to see his side resume those performance levels against the winless Raiders, who are rooted to the bottom of the table.

He said: "The break came at the right time for us, I think. In terms of recharging the players getting to recharge their batteries and getting some recovery time - it's been great.

"It's a long season, but it feels like we're heading into the final four games in a pretty good place after that win at Hemel.

"It restored some confidence after a really tough run of games against the best sides in this division.

"We've lacked a bit of consistency at times this season, but there's still a lot to play for in terms of improving our league position.

"There's still a chance that we can leapfrog Newcastle and finish in the top eight, which wouldn't be a bad end to the season when you look at the teams in that top half.

"It's important we pick up where we left off in the Hemel game and don't ease off at all against West Wales now to keep building some momentum in the final stretch."

While the Cru suffered a poor spell in August, the Raiders have endured a torrid season with 22 successive defeats this term.

A woeful defensive record has seen the Llanelli side ship 1,726 points in those fixtures with the Cru inflicting a 54-6 defeat in the reverse fixture at Stebonheath Park.

Murray insists his side can ill-afford to let complacency creep into their play and expects Raiders to be galvanised for the all-Wales clash.

"It's been a tough season for them, but steadily they're bringing some quality into their squad.

"The likes of Joe Maclean, Brad Kislingbury and Lewis Reece have come in and made them stronger. They've had some really heavy defeats, but you saw when they had a a 17-man squad available against Coventry that it as a much closer game.

"There's a new coach coming in at the start if next season and all of the Raiders players will be looking to impress him.

"They'll be wanting to justify their place within that Raiders team and stake a claim to remain with the club in the future.

"It's a derby game and one we're totally focused on winning. We'll be ready for a tough battle and hopefully we can start September with a big performance and more points on the board."

Cru full back Tommy Johnson is still struggling with a shoulder injury and misses out, while Alex Thompson (back) and Dan Norman (calf) are also sidelined. Experienced centre Stephen Wild returns to the line-up.

League leaders York City Knights head to Workington Town tomorrow, while second-placed Bradford Bulls host Keighley.

Whitehaven visit Hemel, Doncaster entertain Newcastle, London Skolars head to Hunslet while Oldham are at home to Coventry.