Buckley Town boss Dan Moore feels his side are 'due a result' against one of the Cymru Alliance's big names.

Currently ninth in the table, Bucks have enjoyed a solid first half to the campaign and look well-equipped to retain their place in the Welsh second tier.

Now Moore has called for his side to deliver a statement victory at home to a Bangor City side who beat them 5-1 on the opening day of the season.

He said: "Generally we've played pretty well against the bigger sides in the division this season.

"The games against Flint and Airbus were both pretty close and decided by pretty fine margins.

"Okay, you can point to the result against Bangor on the opening weekend, but a lot has changed since then and we're certainly a stronger team now.

"We know we're able to compete with any side in this division and we feel we're due a result against a team like Bangor.

"Obviously we'll need to be on top of our game, but there'll be no change in our approach or preparations for it.

"We're not getting ahead of ourselves, this is still a highly competitive league table and a couple of results, either good or bad, can quickly make a big difference to your position.

"But we know that a positive result on Saturday is definitely achievable to show how far we've come this season."

Centre back Lewis Hone will return to Buckley's defence after serving a one-match suspension.

Niall McGuinness has billed Flint Town United's trip to Holyhead Hotspur as a 'must win'.

The Silkmen's title challenge has faltered in recent weeks, with losses to Guilsfield and Holywell negating their battling victory over leaders Airbus.

A draw with 10-man Denbigh last weekend saw Flint drop to fourth in the table, with McGuinness now demanding a clinical response.

He said: "Holyhead's a must-win after the recent results we've had.

"Seeing some of the teams around us like Airbus slip-up last week and then failing to capitalise ourselves was really frustrating.

"You have to take every chance that comes your way in this league, and we've passed up a few opportunities in the last month or so.

"So now it's important we try to find that spark again and restore that little bit of confidence again.

"We've worked hard to put ourselves in a good position this season and we want the second half of the season to be even stronger.

"Going to Holyhead is never easy.

"The conditions are tough and they can be a difficult side to break down at home, so we'll have to be adaptable though and make sure we find a way to win the game."

Flint will have midfield trio Richie Foulkes, Ryan Smith and Brandon Burrows back for the game, along with defender Andy Brown.

Steve Halliwell has urged his Gresford Athletic side to sustain their recent upturn in form in a 'challenging' new year fixture schedule.

The Colliers enjoyed an unbeaten December, which culminated with an emphatic 5-1 hammering of basement side Holyhead Hotspur.

And with Gresford now sixth in the table and facing three successive home fixtures in January, Halliwell believes that beating Denbigh would hand his side the perfect start to 2019.

He said: "Obviously we're playing catch up in terms of our home fixtures right now because of the work we had done on the new stand earlier in the season.

"That's a real positive, but we'll be facing some quality sides over the next few weeks who will really test how good we are right now.

"It does feel like we've got that momentum with us after the month we've had, but the challenge now is to build on that and to keep producing big performances.

"We were outstanding at times against Holyhead, but Denbigh will be a much tougher ask.

"They've come on leaps and bounds since the start of the season and picked up a few eye-catching results along the way.

"We expect a close game, but based on our current form we're confident we can take another three points."

Gresford are buoyed by the return of and Jack Chalenor Jordan MacCarter for the game, while midfielder Niall Freeman has left to join Chirk.

Airbus are committed to ensuring that their Hollingsworth Group Stadium remains a fortress this season, says Andy Thomas.

The Wingmakers have won all nine of their home games to date, a record that has helped them open up a 13-point lead at the top of the Alliance standings.

And after dropping points in last week's draw at Conwy Borough, assistant manager Thomas has called for a 'big response' against visitors Prestatyn Town.

He said: "Taking maximum points from our home games this season is a record we're proud of, and something we want to carry on until the end of the season.

"We've made our ground a fortress and there's a bit of a fear factor for teams coming here.

"That means that a lot of teams come here and sit deep to try to frustrate us, but that's something we've become used to now.

"Prestatyn might not be that way though and might show a bit more ambition.

"They've had a bit of resurgence since Neil (Gibson) has gone in there, and are playing better football under him.

"But all our focus is on getting back to winning ways after the frustrations of the Conwy game, rather than how Prestatyn can get at us."

Leo Riley and Joe Chaplin return for Airbus after recovering from illness.

John Haseldin says Holywell Town must produce a ‘full-blooded’ display at Ruthin Town to clinch their first successive league victory this term.

After their morale-boosting derby victory over Flint, Holywell’s momentum was halted when last weekend’s clash at Penrhyncoch was postponed.

Wellmen boss Haseldin was left frustrated by the setback, but has urged his side to build on their derby success with a fully committed performance.

He said: “We’re desperate to kick on after the Flint game, which was a big result for us, but one we have to build on quickly. We haven’t won back to back games yet and that’s something I want to put right.

“But for that to happen we need another full-blooded performance over 90 minutes.

“We need to earn the right to play, because when teams aren’t switched on and fully committed they get found out in this league.

“Ruthin have progressed well this season on and off the pitch and for the first time in a long time will probably be favourites."

Tom Hartley, Danny Desormeaux and Sam Jones return for Holywell, who will be without Zebb Edwards who has signed for Llandudno.

Second-placed Porthmadog host Penrhyncoch, Llanrhaeadr visit Rhyl while Guilsfield entertain Conwy Borough.