STEVE HALLIWELL knows Gresford Athletic must find a way to keep Conwy Borough hotshot Corrig McGonigle quiet if they are to pocket an important three points.

McGonigle, pictured, is amongst the most prolific players in the second-tier and Halliwell is well aware of the importance of the striker to Conwy’s chances of picking up a positive result at Clappers Lane tomorrow.

“We need to keep an eye on Corrig,” said director of football Halliwell. “He can score from anywhere and with his left or right-foot. He’s very, very good.”

Asked whether he is surprised to see McGonigle remain with Conwy in the Cymru North, Halliwell replied: “I am. I’ve spoken to a few Cymru Premier managers about him. He’s exceptional. He’s technically very good and I am surprised that no-one has taken a chance on him.

“We need to make sure we keep him under wraps.”

If Gresford can keep McGonigle quiet then Halliwell’s side can clinch an important three points.

Gresford, who have failed to win both of their league matches played at Clappers Lane this season, are 12th in the table, a point above the bottom four and 10 shy of Conwy in sixth spot.

“We need to get going, especially at home,” said Halliwell. “We’ve lost both of our games on our home pitch this season and that needs to change.

“Anyone beaten anyone in this league, we know that, but while teams are beating each other it means nothing if we aren’t picking up any points.

“We need to get some consistency back in our game and if we can then I’m positive we can move up the table.”

Halliwell, who knows the visit of Conwy will be a “whole different ball game” to the 5-0 Welsh Cup thumping of Coedpoeth United is set to recall Jordan MacCarter, Adam Hesp and Ryan Williams.

Paul Williams is doubtful and Aaron Edwards is ruled out, but Halliwell knows he has a “selection headache”.

“The boys who came into the team against Coedpoeth all did really well,” added Halliwell. “I’ve got a squad of 19 to pick from.”