CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley is relishing the challenge of Saturday’s JD Welsh Cup derby clash at Bangor City.

A sell-out crowd is expected at the VSM Stadium for the highly-anticipated contest, which sees two in-form bitter rivals square off against each other in the hope of reaching the fifth round.

Eardley said: “We enjoyed the break and to be honest I have got butterflies already. It is going to be monumental but we are going to treat it like any other game against a good Bangor side in a hostile atmosphere, and I think we definitely have enough in the locker to get a result.

“We have had a full compliment in training, and I will have a chat with the senior and younger players to tell them that occasions like this do not come around often and the atmosphere will be something that stays with them for the rest of their lives.

“They are a good experienced side with a lot of quality, but we have identified Sam Jones as a major threat. He is young, fearless and a very good player who can get in behind, and form goes out of the window in games like this.”

The Cofi Army will be out in force after selling out their 1,200 allocation, and Eardley stated he knows what it is at stake both for them and the club as a whole.

“The fans have been brilliant so far this season and they have made me aware of the importance of the game,” he added.

“I know about the rivalry and it is one that I respect, but I know how much it means and so do the players.

“We have got to play our own game, give 100 per cent as we always do and stick to our principles, and if we do that then I am sure we can come away from the game with a result.”

Anyone unable to make the game can view it live on S4C Sgorio (7.30pm).