Friday, 9 August 2013

Port Talbot face Merthyr in final pre-season test

Martin Rose (in blue) is expected to return in Saturday's match against Merthyr.
Port Talbot Town will undergo their final preparations for the new season this Saturday, when Merthyr Town visit the GenQuip Stadium (3pm).

The Steelmen will sign off an encouraging pre-season campaign in front of a home crowd against the Martyrs.

“I expect it’ll very similar to last week [against Biggleswade], it’ll be a good test,” commented Scott Young, who takes his side to Welsh Premier League champions TNS on the opening day of the new season in two weeks’ time.

“Merthyr are a good side and it’ll be our final game before the start the season so we’ll go right at it, as if it were a competitive match where we need to do things right.”

“We’ll prepare for it as if we are preparing for TNS and after that, we will have five or six training sessions to put on the finishing touches.”

Rhys Griffiths is expected to feature after returning to the side in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Biggleswade, along with fellow striker Martin Rose, who has returned from holiday.

Chad Bond is definitely ruled out after undergoing surgery this week, whilst Carl Payne and David Brooks are thought to be doubtful.

Admission for the game is £5 adults, £3 concessions and £1 for children.


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