CEFN ALBION may have come a cropper in their Welsh Trophy defence but victory at home to Rhos Aelwyd on Friday night will put them top of the Premier Division table.

The joint Albion management team of Sean Jones and Ian Andrews have no injury concerns and are boosted by the return of Jordan Jones, Jimmy Jones and Callum Mannion for tonight’s derby date at The Rock.

Rhos, who enjoyed a superb Welsh Trophy win at Rhostyllen a week ago, have Ieuan Jones and Iolo Hughes back in the squad.

Current leaders Brymbo head to Rhydymwyn on Saturday with Chris Boyes back in the mix.

Jake Prescott and Keith Lewis are ruled out while Mitch Williams and Scott Nelson are doubts for the hosts.

Rhostyllen will need to bounce back at home to Brickfield Rangers and have leading scorer Tom Douglas back.

Brickfield boss Gareth Roberts is expected to keep faith in teenager Danny Mongan but centre back Ben Pritchard is ruled out.

Holywell Town head to Chirk AAA on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 midweek win over Saltney Town.

James Graham fired a penalty over the bar before Jack Roberts’ late own goal maintained The Wellmen’s unbeaten run.

Manager John Haseldin said: “We’re not making any excuses about the performance. We weren’t anywhere near the standards we expect to be at every week but the players have been excellent of late and we’ll take a scruffy 1-0 all day.”

Chirk are strengthened by the return of Joe Roberts while Saltney will look to bounce back against Castell Alun who were beaten 3-0 at Ruthin Town in the North East Wales FA Cup on Wednesday night.

Connor Hodson, Rob Darlington and Luke Walker are all included in the Alun squad but still out through injury are Alun Williams and Rich Hamer.

Llanuwchllyn entertain Penycae whose manger Ben Heath said: “We will hopefully have a few new faces on show to try and get back to winning ways. It will be a tough game on possibly the toughest ground in the league.

“The versatile Jack Edwards has been consistent since joining the club again and I’m expecting a big performance from Adam Peters who has started to find his old form of late.”

Plas Madoc take on Llay Welfare at home and hand a debut to Ben Richards, who has been snapped up from Rhosllanerchrugog.

Richard Lawrence is still out and Max Smith will need a late fitness test.

Llay boss Mike Gadie said: “Ryan Goodband and Rhys Lloyd will be buoyed by their five goals last week and if they get chances they could again be the match winners.” Matthew Worrall remains a doubt but Liam Hughes returns.

Match of the Day in Division One is at second-placed Hawarden Rangers where leaders Llangollen Town are the visitors.

Llan boss Phil Winsper said: “Hopefully we will be back to full strength with Cody Silvester, Dan Weir and Kristain Jones available.”

Johnstown boss Llion Drake was relieved to get off the mark last week and he strengthens his side further for the home clash with Halkyn and Flint Mountain with Reece Davies and Dwayne Jones both available.

Mynydd Isa Spartans manager James Hollyoak is without Aide Davies and Keiran Jones but Joe Mitchell returns for the home game against Lex XI.

Lex boss Jason Whalley revealed: “Lee Bent is a definite non-starter, Matthew Bennett is unavailable and Chris Hewitt is struggling with an injury so will not be risked. To add to our woes, top scorer Zack Davies serves the first of a two-match suspension.”

George Baxter, Joao Da Silva, Zack Price, Liam Mansell, Jack Southwell, Jordan Tipping and Phil Stott could all return.

New Brighton Villa take on Overton Recreation and manager Dave Roberts will have Jack Neal back.

New signing Sam Jones impressed off the bench on his debut and will be looking to stake his claim to start in midfield while Braden Lavin remains a doubt.

Rhosllanerchrugog have a growing injury crisis with Josh Rush and Callum Smith joining the list ahead of the home game with Coedpoeth United.

Coedpoeth manager Karl Fenlon said: “We’ve played Rhos already this season so we know how dangerous they can be so we’ll have to be at our best.”

Reserves Division: Brickfield v Corwen; Castell Alun v Hawarden; Holywell v Cefn Druids; Llay v Gresford; Penycae v Buckley; Rhos Aelwyd v Ruthin.

Reserves and Colts Division: Bala v Saltney; Brymbo v Ruthin; Cefn Alb v Airbus; Connah’s Quay Nomads v Cefn Mawr Rgrs; Llangollen v Mynydd Isa; Overton v Rhydymwyn.