HUW GRIFFITHS wants Cefn Druids to dent Aberystwyth Town’s play-off challenge tonight by securing a clean sweep of victories over their hosts.

The Ancients have found life straightforward against the seventh placed outfit this season with Griffiths’ men wrapping up 1-0, 2-0 and 3-1 victories in the three previous meetings.

But with ninth placed Druids having little left to play for this season other than pride, Griffiths knows the highly motivated Seasiders will be a tough nut to crack on home turf this evening.

“Aberystwyth are doing really well, they are playing for Europe,” said Griffiths. “The pressure is off us while they will be desperately wanting to win.

“Having no pressure on us could help, but it could also prove difficult to motivate the players, although they showed their character last week by beating Cardiff Met 3-1.

“We had a similar situation with Llanelli this season where we’d not been able to beat them in the first three games and finally we got the win we wanted last time out.

“Aberystwyth will be wanting to emulate that and continue their push for seventh place, while we want to make it 12 points from 12 against them.”

Druids head to Park Avenue eight points adrift of Aberystwyth, and Griffiths is disappointed the gap isn’t smaller with a place in the play-offs on offer for the team that finishes in seventh spot.

“You start looking back at results,” reflected Griffiths. “You start wondering what might have been had you picked up a point here and a point there.

“I was told about a tweet that someone sent in after watching us beat Cardiff Met about how we are in a false position, but the table doesn’t lie does it.

“Do I think we are better than ninth? Yes I do. But the league table shows that over the course of the season we’ve been the ninth best team in the division.

“I put that down to a number of things including tiredness after Europe, decision making from players, myself and officials, but we took the accolades last season and we have to accept that this season hasn’t been as successful.”

The in-form Jack Kenny is expected to lead the line for Druids after a “fantastic” performance against Cardiff Met, which saw the striker joined on the scoresheet by Jordan Evans and James Davies.

Midfielder Alec Mudimu and striker John Owen could return to the Druids squad after missing the Met clash through injury.

Cardiff Met will be looking to take advantage of any slip up by Aberystwyth by recording victory at already relegated Llandudno tomorrow, but Christian Edwards knows his team need to improve.

“We’ve got to be better all around the pitch,” said Edwards, who was frustrated by the manner of the defeat at The Rock.

Rock-bottom Llanelli make their way to 10th placed Carmarthen Town tomorrow in the weekend’s final Play-Off Conference fixture.