AIRBUS just can’t wait to go toe-to-toe with Aberystwyth Town as they look to right the wrongs of last weekend.

The Wingmakers twice surrendered a lead at home to Caernarfon Town, who left the Airfield with a 3-2 success.

Boss Steve O’Shaughnessy felt it was Airbus’s worst performance of the season, and while assistant Andrew Thomas agreed, he was also left reflecting on what might have been.

“The players are ready to get back out there,” declared Thomas. “We didn’t play well against Caernarfon, but then they didn’t really cause us any problems for 70 minutes.

“They are a momentum team and we gave them the momentum by making mistakes for their goals, they weren’t good goals to concede.

“We need to cut out the mistakes at the back and be ruthless with our defending, but we are a young team and the lads will be better for the experience.

“We’ve proved that we can be a match for anyone this season, we’ve not had a game that we’ve not been in and we just need that confidence lift.”

Hosts Aberystwyth, who lie in wait tomorrow afternoon, are nothing if not unpredictable, Matthew Bishop’s men following up a 10-1 thumping by The New Saints with a 2-1 win at Cefn Druids.

Thomas continued: “We want to get off the mark as quickly as we can, and the next chance to do that is against Aberystwyth.

“They are a good team with good players, so we know it will be tough to go there and get a result, but the lads are ready for action.”

Walid Gharbaoui is expected to be fit for the trip to Park Avenue after leaving the action early last weekend, while Kristian Platt returns to the squad.

In the opposition camp, Aberystwyth boss Matthew Bishop insists preparation is key for his side if they are to follow up their victory at Cefn Druids by downing the Wingmakers.

“We’ve got to prepare right,” he said ahead of the clash. “The important thing is that we are in the best possible shape we can be to get three points in the next game.”

Tom Price, signed on-loan from Swansea City before the transfer window closed, could feature for Aberystwyth tomorrow.

Bala Town make a trip into the unknown tomorrow as they head to Penybont looking to bounce back from a first defeat of the season.

Michael Wilde headed the only goal of the game as Connah’s Quay won 1-0 at Bala last weekend.

But, having played the likes of The New Saints, Barry Town United and Nomads, Bala midfielder Steven Leslie, right, is pleased with the start.

“At the start of the season you’d have taken seven points out of those four games,” said Leslie, who openly admits that Penybont are an unknown quantity, adding: “I’ve only played in this league for one season, so I don’t know that much about it and I don’t know what to expect from Penybont.”

Joint leaders, Barry and Cardiff Met, host Caernarfon and visit Carmarthen respectively