Nomads host Llandudno tonight
Tuesday night will see two of the three sides who qualified for the UEFA Europa League Qualfiying Rounds face off at Deeside Stadium as The Nomads host Llandudno.
Despite this being the first time the sides have met competitively this season, The Nomads’ pre-season campaign started with a 2-1 victory over Llandudno in June ahead of our four Europa League games. While The Nomads progressed through to the second round, Llandudno were beaten comprehensively by Swedish giants, and former UEFA Cup winners, IFK Goteborg.
Since those results, fortunes have taken a similar path for both sides with The Nomads currently sitting in second position in the league having not lost a game thus far in the campaign. Llandudno meanwhile have stuttered somewhat in their start to the season, picking up just two victories from their seven leagues games so far, and losing out to bottom-placed Cardiff Met this past Saturday.
The Nomads go into the game with an extensive injury list including Ian Kearney, Callum Morris, George Horan and Mike Pearson among others, but will also come into the game full of confidence having won their past two games, scoring six in the process.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said
“In last year’s encounters, every game was close and I’m sure that this evening will be no different. Having experienced European football like us, they will want a taste again and with the wonderful football they play I have no doubt that come the end of the season, they will be right up there challenging for a European place.
It’s always nice to go into a game in good form and although we still have injury problems, the lads have done great recently – fingers crossed that by the start of October we should have a few of them back. I’m only too aware that you can’t keep playing players out of position and missing a recognised centre back is only something you can get away with for so long.”
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