HUW GRIFFITHS wants Cefn Druids to take the battle for top-six football into the final week before the split with a home victory over Penybont.

The Ancients are seventh in the top-flight, three points behind Newtown, who entertain leaders The New Saints tonight, with two games remaining before the league breaks in two.

Victory over relegation threatened Penybont will guarantee that Druids take the race for sixth place to the final weekend, and Griffiths is excited to be part of the equation.

“It’s key for us that we take it to the last game before the split,” said Griffiths, who takes Druids to Bala next weekend as Newtown host Airbus.

“If we can take it to the final game then it throws up different pressures for managers and players, because Chris Hughes is probably sitting quite happily at the moment with Newtown favourites to get sixth place.

“But there are all sorts of permutations that can happen, and let’s not forget that Cardiff Met aren’t out of the race just yet either.

“We want to there to be something on next weekend’s game because the lads have been magnificent and I’m proud of what they’ve achieved so far this season.

“Two wins might not be enough for us to get in the top six, and if that’s the case then we can’t complain.”

The clash might come too soon for defender Phil Mooney, who is struggling with an ankle problem, while striker James Davies, pictured, and midfielder Mike Pritchard are doubtful with similar injury concerns.