HUW GRIFFITHS knows Cefn Druids have been handed a tough assignment as Prestatyn Town visit The Rock looking to cause an upset tomorrow.

Neil Gibson’s Seasiders have invested heavily in the summer, bringing in the likes of Kai Edwards, Rob Hughes, Mike Parker and Jack Kenny in the quest for Cymru North promotion.

Kenny, pictured, spent the second part of last season with Druids, who were priced out of keeping the striker, which leaves Griffiths wary about facing Prestatyn.

“They will be tough opposition,” said Griffiths. “Financially, they’ve blown us out of the water to sign Jack Kenny, so they are being bankrolled with the aim of winning promotion, and they must be one of the favourites for promotion.”

And Griffiths revealed that he still has “a lot of work to do” before Druids are ready to face the trials and tribulations of the Cymru Premier season.

“We want to try and win the game,” continued Griffiths, who has doubts over Aaron Simpson and John Owen. “We want to be organised and fit and have a hunger and desire.”

Tyrone Ofori, 19, has arrived at Druids, the striker having spent time with Shrewsbury, Tamworth and, most recently, Italian outfit Cavese, while a number of trialists have been at The Rock this week.

While Prestatyn beat Llanrhaeadr 4-2 in round one, Druids warmed up for the clash with a 2-0 friendly defeat to Welsh Premier League rivals Cardiff Met.

Guilsfield will be looking to cause something of an upset as they entertain Llandudno, who will be eager to return to the top-flight at the first time of asking this season.

Rather than head to Conwy Borough in their delayed League Cup first round clash, Bangor City will be tackling Tranmere Rovers Under-23s in a friendly.

The Citizens have had their season postponed until their arbitration hearing with the Football Association of Wales is held next Friday. Bangor have appealed a 21-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player in seven games, although the FAW have added a new charge after ‘Player A’ played in an eighth match against Prestatyn.

Andy Morrison, meanwhile, has warned Rhyl that Connah’s Quay Nomads will be treating tomorrow’s cup clash as the biggest game of their season.

Nomads have been in Europa League action over the summer, famously beating Kilmarnock 3-2 on aggregate before bowing out at the hands of Partizan Belgrade in last week’s second qualifying round.

And having exited their fourth successive European campaign, Morrison has turned all of his attentions to beating Rhyl, who he and first team coach Craig Harrison watched beat Buckley 2-0 last weekend.

“It’s back to reality,” said Morrison, who knows what to expect from Belle Vue after Nomads used the ground for their Europa League matches this summer.

“The biggest game of the season is this one coming up.”

Rhyl boss Eddie Maurice-Jones knows exactly what Nomads are all about, saluting the work ethic of opposite number Morrison.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” Maurice-Jones told Rhyl’s official website. “Nomads, for me, are one of the best teams around and they’ve got the best manager. He’s so detailed for every game and he respects everyone, which is great and why the players he’s got will do anything for him.

But Rhyl aren’t heading into the tie to simply make up the numbers, Maurice-Jones continuing: “It will be a big challenge, but I do believe we will cause any team problems, although we’ve really got to be on it. Any little mistakes, like not tracking back or keeping your man, will be punished.

“It will be a good experience for us to see where the level is and where we are at.”