CONNAH’S QUAY NOMADS boss Andy Morrison wants a reaction from his players tonight.

The Cymru Premier League champions suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Penybont on Saturday as Phase Two of the campaign kicked off in the worst possible way.

With arch rivals The New Saints winning at Bala Town, it means Nomads surrendered top spot.

Now they aim to bounce back with three points at Huw Griffiths’ Caernarfon Town tonight.

“It’s always a tough game there,” said Morrison, who will be looking to captain George Horan (pictured right) to inspire his side at The Oval where on-loan Wrexham youngsters Max Cleworth and Jake Bickerstaff could start.

“The lads are pretty flat, we don’t like losing, especially in that manner because we should walk away at 0-0.

“We’ve not created enough, and we’ve gifted them both goals. It’s one of them where you take it on the chin and move on, it wasn’t our day.

“We’ll train and we’ll prepare and come up with a game plan and we’ll have to be better all over the pitch, because too many people weren’t at the top of their game and it was a flat performance from us.

“We’ve got to make sure we react in the right way on Tuesday night.”

TNS face the longest trip of all tonight as new boss Anthony Limbrick takes his table-toppers to Barry Town United.

After the win at Bala, Limbrick said: “I’m pleased with the result but there’s a lot of work to be done moving forward.

“At this stage of the season, sometimes you have to get over the line and that’s what we did.

“We’re definitely happy going back top of the table. That’s where we want to be.”

Penybont could move into the top four if they beat Colin Caton’s Bala at home.