STUART GELLING insists that he “won’t make changes for changes sake” at Cefn Druids.

Gelling officially started life as Druids’ new head coach on Monday, although with training cancelled due to storm Ciara, that was delayed until Wednesday night’s training.

The 46-year-old was in attendance as Druids kicked-off their second phase with a 3-2 success at Airbus, and Gelling isn’t about to rip up the work done by Huw Griffiths prior to his departure.

“I can’t just come in at 100 miles per hour,” said Gelling. “I’m relaxed about what’s ahead and there doesn’t seem to be a lot that needs changing. I won’t make changes for changes sake.”

Gelling, who has committed to his role at The Rock until the end of the season, did see a few areas that need improving on at the Airfield seven days ago.

“We could have done better with the ball,” said Gelling. “We looked a bit nervous at times.”

The former Japan assistant head coach has also entrusted the help of a friend with more than a little Cymru Premier experience.

“I am good friends with Colin Caton,” said Gelling of the Bala Town boss. “He’s been in Welsh football for 20 years and he’s been telling me about the league.

“We played together at Colwyn Bay and from then on we’ve stayed in contact.”

What attracted Gelling to the vacant job at Druids?

“I’ve got a fairly successful business and I miss football,” he said. “I missed football and when people who love football aren’t in the game it’s like part of them is missing as well.”

And Gelling, who has had several videos of Druids’ early season performances to review, is clear in his targets between now and the end of the season.

“The aim is to try and win every game, get into the play-offs and challenge for Europe,” said Gelling. “But that’s easier said than done.”

Gelling’s first game in charge of Druids comes as Penybont visit The Rock on Saturday afternoon.

The new head coach declared: “We will obviously look at the opposition and how they play, but we want the focus to be about what we do. We can’t be obsessed with the opposition.”

Rhys Griffiths, meanwhile, insists Penybont won’t be giving up in their battle to avoid the drop.

Griffiths’ men squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at home to fellow strugglers Carmarthen, who climbed out of the drop zone at Penybont’s expense.

But Griffiths, who led his side to a 3-2 win at The Rock last month, said: “We’ve put in two good performances against Druids, but, to be honest, we’ve been playing consistently well.

“The story of our season is hard luck and we’ve got to turn that around. I said there would be no white flag from us, we will dig in, go up there and find confidence.”