Chris Williams ready for Ruthin’s junction challenge

Ruthin Town boss Chris Williams could well be in line for manager of the season contention as his side continue a strong performance in the Huws Gray Alliance having reached the JD Welsh Cup last 16.

However, this weekend the local-ethos team is looking to bounce back after a defeat at Airbus on Friday Night.

Williams admits the goal they conceded played into Airbus hands but credits Airbus for seeing out their lead when they went down to 10 men.

“Yes disappointed that we gave away a poor goal which played into their hands with ten men. They got their noses in front and saw out the game excellently in fairness and defended in numbers and defended well but from our point of view yes disappointed with the manner in which we conceded penalty.”

As the season reaches its business end, he is well aware of the tough fixtures that keep coming thick and fast but asks his players to meet the challenge.

“Our form on the whole has been ok, sometimes we have deserved more than we have got but I’m definitely looking for us to kick in and go on a run! We’ve had difficult run of fixtures and they don’t get any easier but the lads know I want more off them!”

The Ruthin boss is full of praise for basement boys Junction, who have appointed Chris Morrell as their new manager and the Ruthin Boss says his side will have to be at their best if they want to secure three points on saturday afternoon.

“I think Chris is a great appointment for junction and sincerely wish him all the very best! His side will try play the right way and will make things very hard for all sides they come up against. This is an extremely tough game for us and we will have to play really well to get anything from there I know that.”

Chris Williams admits in the last meeting between the two clubs he wasn’t happy with the team performance, despite Ruthin winning 5-2.

“I wasn’t very happy with our performance back in Ruthin although it ended 5-2. There was a spell in the game when we were under serious pressure so the score line certainly flattered us. As regards players moving on If Chris is anything like myself he’ll only want lads in his sides who want to be there and give everything for the side, the lads who are still there now are exactly that so fair play to them.”

Ruthin’s and the league’s top goal scorer Llyr Morris is having a great season so far at Ruthin but it hasn’t come as a surprise for his manager.

“Llyr has been fantastic but it’s not come as any surprise to myself! I’ve known him a long time now, played alongside him and now lucky enough to have him in my side! But he is one of a group of 16/17 lads who also fall into that category! I’m extremely fortunate to have a group of players who are not only good footballers but also good friends who work extremely hard each week for one another.”

Ruthin will be without Will Owen, captain Ilan Hughes and Kevin Evans when they travel to Junction on Saturday for a 2pm kick off.

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