ANDY MORRISON believes Connah’s Quay Nomads need to strike the right balance between “fire and ice”.

For the third game running Nomads were forced to settle for a 1-0 success as they added Cefn Druids to their list of scalps on Tuesday night.

Priestley Farquharson scored the only goal of the game, although Morrison, who saw a Michael Wilde header ruled out for offside, was frustrated that Nomads could not add to their tally as Druids threw men forward late on.

“Looking at the boys, the intensity is in their eyes, the desire is definitely there, they are aggressive and I can see the fire, but you’ve got to have fire and ice,” said Morrison.

“You’ve got to have fire to show that desire to win the game, but on the flip-side you need ice when you are in possession of the ball, and we are coming up a bit short in that department at the moment.

“We will keep working at it and the boys are honest and they will find a solution.”

Morrison knows Nomads can’t keep relying on their defence to keep the opposition at bay in order to secure all three points.

Nomads have scored just four goals in five league outings this season, while conceding just two at the other end.

“It’s going to catch us out,” continued Morrison. “You’ve got to get that second or third goal. It’s a big ask - and that’s against every team in the league - at 1-0, you are going to have to defend resolutely.

“I feel like I’m repeating myself, but we have to be better in possession of the ball, make better decisions and be braver.”

After seeing off Cove Rangers in the Scottish Challenge Cup on Saturday and Druids in midweek, Nomads are back in action at the Deeside Stadium against Aberystwyth tonight.

Aberystwyth have been typically tough to predict, Matthew Bishop’s men following up a 10-1 thumping by The New Saints with a 2-1 win at Druids, before becoming Airbus’s first victims of the season.

Morrison knows Aberystwyth will head to Flintshire determined to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Airbus, adding: “We’ve got another wounded animal in Aberystwyth, who were beaten by Airbus as they got their first points on Saturday.

“They are going to come fired up and it’s our third game in six days, so it’s going to be a big ask.”

The likes of John Disney, Michael Bakare, Nathan Woolfe and Declan Poole could all return to the starting XI as Morrison looks to freshen up his side.