PRESTATYN Town welcome Conwy Borough to the Motion Finance Stadium on Friday evening as they look to move off the Huws Gray Alliance basement.

Despite their position the return of Neil Gibson has galvanised everyone associated with the club, but they come up against a formidable Boro’ side that have made a very encouraging start to life back in the second tier.

Sports reporter Dean Jones outlines three possible battles that could influence the outcome of the crucial clash.

Ian Griffiths vs Gerwyn Jones

This promises to be a fascinating battle between two very good players that have already looked the part for their respective sides so far this season.

Although Griffiths has missed a small portion of the campaign with a broken wrist, the former Prestatyn Sports star has given the Seasiders a much-needed threat in the final third that had been sorely missing prior to his arrival.

He undoubtedly has his work cut out for him this Friday against Jones, who is a towering presence at the back for the Tangerines and has quickly established himself as one of the best players at his position in the second tier.

Both are vastly experienced and can be a huge influence on the game when on top form, and whoever emerges with the upper hand from their individual competition is going to be key.

Dave Hayes vs Dean Seager

At the other end of the pitch experienced centre half Hayes will look to nullify the considerable threat posed by Seager, who normally operates in a central role as a link-up striker to oncoming runners such as Corrig McGonigle, Bryan Roberts and Sean McCaffrey.

He provides a fantastic outlet for Gareth Thomas’ side which has proved to be very useful for the majority of the season, and his understanding with McGonigle makes the duo one of the most feared attacking partnerships in the second tier.

Hayes has seen and done it all in the game, has picked up where he left off after a brief retirement this summer, but he will need to be at his very best to avert the significant threat that Seager and the Tangerines’ attack possesses.

Alex Jones vs Sean McCaffrey

The Seasiders’ skipper has been one of their standout performers so far this season, but he will have his hands full in the engine room this weekend against McCaffrey and others in a battle that is going to go a long way determining the overall outcome of the contest.

Jones and McCaffrey are both very athletic and love to get forward, and they are equally as capable of dictating proceedings from the centre of the park.

With Warren Adam also now back in the Town ranks, they have a very composed presence in midfield that can only stand them in good stead going forward.