HUW GRIFFITHS wants Cefn Druids to “change the dynamic” by beating a Caernarfon Town side that gave him “food for thought” on a midweek scouting trip.

Griffiths headed to the Deeside Stadium on Tuesday to watch Caernarfon’s 4-2 defeat to Connah’s Quay Nomads in an attempt to give Druids an advantage in their bid to end a poor run of form.

One point from a possible 18 has meant a positive start to the season - which included a goalless draw at Caernarfon - is firmly in the past for Griffiths and his players.

The Druids boss has left no stone unturned in his quest for all three points from tonight’s clash at The Rock, even if he did leave Flintshire full of praise for Sean Eardley’s Canaries.

“Caernarfon are a good side,” said Griffiths. “They have pace to burn, they are very direct and powerful but when they get the ball in the final third they play some good stuff.

“They played a formation that was different to what they’ve played against us in the past and they were only beaten because they didn’t fully concentrate at set-pieces.

“They opened Connah’s Quay, played through them and caught them on the break, they travel well with the ball, and although they conceded four goals they defended really well in open play.

“They gave me food for thought.”

Griffiths enjoys the tactical battle with his opposite number, and the former Chester City assistant manager is ready to work on unpicking what he saw on Tuesday.

“We know what we will get from them,” continued Griffiths, who saluted a “respectful and good natured” Caernarfon away following at the Deeside Stadium.

“They will want to bounce back from their defeat at Connah’s Quay with a win to stay in the top six because Newtown are breathing down their necks.

“We will work on areas where we feel we can get at them, but they have enough quality to open sides up at any point.

“But that won’t stop us having a right good go at them and three points would change the dynamic of our season.”

Ryan Kershaw, Aaron Simpson and Pape Diakhite are set to miss the Caernarfon clash for Druids, who have doubts surrounding Phil Mooney, although Charley Edge and Dean Rittenberg could return to the squad and James Davies is pushing for a starting spot.