STEVE HALLIWELL insists Gresford Athletic have “nothing to fear” from their trip to Colwyn Bay.

The Seagulls made the switch back to Wales from the English pyramid after 35 years in the summer and were expected to fight at the top end of the table.

But three defeats and two draws from 10 outings have dampened expectations, and after beating Bay 1-0 at home in the League Cup on the opening day of the season, Gresford visit Llanelian Road full of confidence.

“We aren’t afraid of going there, we aren’t scared of any team in the division,” said Gresford director of football Steve Halliwell. “Colwyn Bay have certainly got good players but are they finding life tough adapting to the league?

“We will go there confident and with nothing to fear.”

Jordan MacCarter scored the only goal as Gresford opened their competitive campaign with a hard-fought success over Colwyn Bay.

And Halliwell is relishing the chance to beat Bay again, although he knows it won’t be a straightforward task.

“We’ve got to be on top form to get anything,” said Halliwell. “It’s a game I looked out for at the start of the season and we are looking forward to it.

“But it will be a tight, tough game because they are a good team with a top manager.”

Key central defender Jack Jones, below, is set to be back in the first team picture after playing 90 minutes for the reserves on Saturday, while Jack Chaloner could start.

Elsewhere, Porthmadog will climb out of the bottom four with a home victory over Penrhyncoch.