STEVE HALLIWELL says that Saturday’s home game with Rhyl holds no fear for his in-form Gresford Athletic side.

The sixth-placed Colliers have enjoyed an impressive resurgence and are currently in the midst of a nine-game unbeaten streak.

Goals from Jordan MacCarter, Sam Molyneux and Kieran Evans secured a 3-1 Gresford victory in September’s reverse fixture at Belle Vue.

And Halliwell is relishing another clash with the Lilywhites, who have former Gresford boss Eddie Maurice-Jones at the helm.

He said: “Rhyl aren’t a Cymru Alliance side.

“ I think everyone knows they belong in the Welsh Premier League and I’m sure it won’t be too long before they’re back up there.

“There’s a bit of history between us with Eddie in charge there now and a couple of our players who’ve left to go there since he took over.

“There’s a very decent side there now and on their day they can turn over any team in this league.

“But we’re full of confidence after the run we’ve put together and fancy ourselves to get something after winning at their place.

“We’re coming towards the end of the toughest run of fixtures we’ve had so far this season and our aim now is to try to get nearer to the sides just above us.

“We’re a small squad here, but it’s a close-knit group and the mood among the lads is brilliant right now.

“Everyone’s determined to keep this run going to see how high we can push ourselves this season."

Jordan MacCarter is in contention to start for the visitors after missing last weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Bangor, while fellow striker Owen Roberts is an injury doubt.

Meanwhile, Rhyl’s influential central defender Max Peate (right) will line up against his former side.

This weekend’s other Alliance games see Ruthin entertain Prestatyn, Penrhyncoch head to Guilsfield, and Llanrhaeadr host Denbigh.