STEVE HALLIWELL believes Gresford Athletic are ready for their make-or-break run of home fixtures.

Before hosting table topping Prestatyn on December 21, Gresford welcome Llangefni, Conwy and Llandudno to Clappers Lane.

And after running title challenging Flint close last weekend, director of football Halliwell is confident Gresford, hovering just above the bottom four, can string together a series of positive results.

“We go into a good run of fixtures where I feel that we need to be picking up wins against teams who are down at the bottom with us,” said Halliwell, who will pass over the managerial reins to Nick Ward as Llangefni head to Wrexham tomorrow.

“Picking up anything against Flint would have been a bonus and despite the 1-0 defeat we are not despondent, we are confident we will start pushing up the table and get where we want to be.

“You’ve got to be targeting three points against teams who are down the bottom end of the table, because games against teams around us will make or break our season.”

Gresford certainly have a point to prove as Llangefni, below Halliwell’s men only on goal difference, inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the Wrexham outfit at Cae Bob Parry on the opening day of the league campaign.

Halliwell, who labelled his side’s showing as “abysmal” and “diabolical”, is confident a repeat performance of the one against Flint will reap rewards.

“We are very positive,” said Halliwell. “Having gone there earlier in the season, we know they are definitely beatable.

“We didn’t even turn up on the first game of the season, it was a terrible performance.”

Gresford will be without captain Josh Griffiths after he picked up a fifth booking of the campaign against Flint.

Second from bottom Corwen, four points adrift of Gresford, who occupy the final place outside of the drop zone, entertain Llandudno tomorrow looking to right the wrongs of last weekend.

Corwen dominated the first-half against Llangefni six days ago, but only had Harry Pooler’s strike to show for their efforts as the visitors hit back through Jamie Roberts and Matthew Jones to pocked an important victory.

Assistant Nick Jones was left scratching his head after the defeat, although he expects there to be no hangover as Llandudno visit the War Memorial Ground.

“We will put the Llangefni defeat behind us and the lads can’t wait to put things right now,” said Jones. “We have to move on and be prepared for another tough game against Llandudno.

“There were some shock results last weekend and we know that there will be games where we don’t play particularly well and come away with three points.

“What is important is that we don’t play to a very high level again, like we did for most of the first-half against Llangefni, and lose the game.

“The lads know that they have got to concentrate for the entire 90 minutes of games to get something.

“We are in a fight now and I know that the lads will be doing everything they can to get us out of trouble.”

Matty Williams and Eilir Edwards miss out through suspension for Corwen, who welcome back Dylan Jones, Ioz Jones and Lewys Turner.

Rock-bottom Llanfair head to Ruthin, while struggling Porthmadog visit Conwy.