NIALL MCGUINNESS wants Flint Town United to honour the memory of Kevin Loftus with three points against Llandudno.

Saturday’s tier two clash at the Essity Stadium will pay tribute to Loftus, who passed away last month, with his family, wife Denise and children Cian and Haf, in attendance as special guests of honour for a game where fans attending are urged to wear their favourite football shirt.

There will be a minute’s applause prior to kick-off with a collection made on behalf of Ysgol Pen Coch, a specialist primary school, to help raise funds for football coaching equipment and nature garden.

“You only have to read the comments about Kev to see what a good guy he was,” said Flint boss McGuinness of Loftus, who will have a special commemorative plaque fixed near to where he used to sit at home games.

“It’s important that we put on a performance in his memory.”

Llandudno proved a tough nut to crack in the reverse fixture earlier this season as McGuinness’ men were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw.

McGuinness and Flint want to put that right by picking up another crucial three points as they hunt down leaders Prestatyn.

“We know now that there is no room for error,” said McGuinness. “We have to be confident and believe in the fact that we are a good side.

“With the players we’ve got teams are looking at how to stop us causing them problems.”

Reflecting on the previous meeting between the two teams, which saw Mark Cadwallader cancel out Aaron Pomeyie’s opener for Llandudno, McGuinness said: “They’ve had an up and down season, but they’ve picked up some results that prove they are a good outfit.

“They played well against us. They scored before we dominated the first-half, but in the second-half they were the stronger side.”

Tom Kemp is set to return for Flint, who are likely to have Dom McHugh available after he limped out of last week’s 5-0 win at Llangefni, although Tony Davies is a doubt through injury and Danny Andrews remains sidelined.

“We’ve got healthy competition for places,” added McGuinness. “Every player knows their shirt is not safe and that keeps performances high.”

Prestatyn, 13 points clear of Flint having played two games more, head to Bangor City, while third placed Colwyn Bay entertain Penrhyncoch and Guilsfield, in fourth, make their way to Rhyl.