ANDY MORRISON has warned Connah's Quay Nomads' top-flight rivals that his side are now 100 per cent focused on domestic matters.

Morrison lives by the mantra that Nomads next game is the most important, but with the Flintshire side now out of the Scottish Challenge Cup, the focus has intensified to the domestic scene.

A 2-0 defeat to Partick Thistle saw Nomads, beaten finalists last season, knocked out in round four, but Morrison and his players still have plenty of other irons in the fire - the main one being a title challenge.

"We can focus on everything in the domestic league," said Morrison, whose side can move up to second and to within a point of leaders Barry Town United with a home win over Caernarfon Town tonight.

"Travelling up north is not a hindrance, but it's a tough ask."

Nomads were back in training last night as they prepare for the challenge of Caernarfon, who grabbed a 1-0 win at the Deeside Stadium in the corresponding fixture 12 months ago, before losing 6-2 after the split.

The two teams played out a goalless draw at The Oval back in August, and Morrison knows how tough the clash with Sean Eardley's men, who come into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 win over The New Saints, will be.

"We saw at their place, where we battled hard for a 0-0, how difficult it is against them, because they are big and strong," said Morrison. "They've had an extra few days rest and an extra training session to prepare for us, but we will be ready."

The former Manchester City skipper was pleased with most of his side's performance at Partick Thistle on Saturday evening, but wants an improvement when in possession of the ball.

"Our general play just has to be better, we have to move the ball better and make better decisions when we receive the ball," said Morrison. "We are always looking to improve and there are little areas we can improve.

"Sometimes it's the smallest detail and the basics, like if you don't get your first touch right. It's such a familiar thing for a footballer to say that a good first touch sets up everything else."

Morrison will be hoping wingers Nathan Woolfe and Ryan Wignall, as well as defensive midfielder Danny Harrison are fit to feature after missing Saturday's trip north of the border.

Former Wrexham youngster Leo Smith, named September's top-flight player of the month, will be looking to continue his fine form for Caernarfon, who also saw Eardley scoop the manager of the month award.

Smith dominated the voting for the award after being shortlisted alongside Nomads' Priestley Farquharson, Barry Town's Chris Hugh and Luke Bowen of Carmarthen.