CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley said his side must show “plenty of fight” if his side are to avoid a JD Welsh Cup shock tonight (Friday).

The Canaries will travel to the Motion Finance Stadium to take on Prestatyn Town in a trick looking clash against the Huws Gray Alliance side, who have shown some life in recent weeks since the return of popular figure Neil Gibson.

Eardley’s men showed their character once against last weekend to secure a 2-2 draw at Llanelli Town with ten man thanks to a Jamie Breese effort late on, which keeps them in contention for a top six berth at the split after a standout first season in the JD Welsh Premier League.

The boss, who is still in his first full season of management, is calling for more of the same against the Seasiders during a tie that is expected to draw a large crowd (7.45pm kick-off).

He said: “We're looking forward to the game on Friday night under the lights of Bastion Gardens against Prestatyn.

“We have to show high levels of fight, togetherness and team spirit first and foremost if we are to get anything out the game.

“Last week we showed this in abundance after going a man down. We went a goal up, then found ourselves 2-1 down ten minutes later, but we had the courage to get ourselves back in the game.

“We've trained well and are prepared and Friday’s match promises to be a decent cup tie.”

Gibson’s side come into the game on the back of a 5-2 triumph over Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant to boost their survival hopes, with striker Ian Griffiths netting a hat-trick in the success.