STUART GELLING might be new to the Welsh top-flight - but he’s well aware of the threat posed by Carmarthen Town.

The new Cefn Druids head coach saw his first match in charge against Penybont postponed by Storm Dennis.

But Gelling has used his free time wisely, reviewing footage of Carmarthen matches in a bid to acclimatise himself with what lies in wait at Richmond Park on Saturday afternoon.

“They are competitive, big and strong,” said Gelling. “I know what formation they play, their strengths and weaknesses, and I know that it won’t be an easy game.

“We’ve got to be committed, that’s the biggest thing for us because they are a physical team.”

Druids have an impressive recent record in Carmarthen, the Ancients securing four successive victories at Richmond Park.

“I wish I hadn’t been told that,” joked Gelling. “Hopefully we can make it five in a row, but we’ve got to do things right.”

Gelling asked his players to do some fitness work on their own after last week’s home clash with Penybont was shelved, before putting the Druids’ squad through their paces in training.

“We gave them a little bit more running, which is standard,” said Gelling of Monday’s training session, before the 46-year-old spoke about his settling in period at The Rock.

“There’s a lot to take in for myself. It’s a new job, a head coach role, rather than assistant coach, there’s new players and in a new league,” he continued. “I spoke with the players and they saw the last manager was a good guy, who they liked and who did a good job, so there’s no point me coming in and reinventing the wheel.”

Full-back Naim Arsan will return for Druids after suspension, although midfielder Harry Brazel (pictured, knee) faces a spell on the sidelines and striker James Davies (shoulder), who has three goals in his last four trips to Carmarthen, is a doubt.

“Harry’s got a problem that could take four to six weeks,” said Gelling. “It’s a shame because I thought he did okay against Airbus. He got on the ball and tried to play.”