RUTHIN Town hope to be welcoming a world cup winner to the Memorial Playing Fields on Saturday.

Town entertain Bangor City in the JD Cymru North League and last week, the Citizens appointed Pedro Pasculli as their new manager.

Pasculli won the World Cup with Diego Maradona and Argentina 1986 and he will face the Vale of Clwyd side for his first league match in Wales.

He has spent most of his managerial career coaching in Italy, but also managed the Ugandan national team in 2003.

Ruthin Town chairman Alan Jones said: “Having Bangor City coming to town always generates lots of interest, but this is something else.

"We had Bryan Robson here in the summer, but we’ve never had a World Cup winner involved in a competitive game before.”

Bangor City are one of the biggest names in Welsh football and they are currently one place above Ruthin in the league table. Ruthin could go into the top six with a win, but if Bangor win their games in hand they would go into third spot.

Ruthin Town manager Chris Hardy said: “It’s another big game and this is exciting news, but we won’t be distracted.

"We will focus on the football and prepare properly for the match.

"It’s difficult because Bangor are a bit of an unknown quantity with most of their squad from Italy.

"We have a young squad so this is a great game for them.

"We will need to be at our best to get a result.”

Ruthin’s squad has an average age of 23 and 17 of the 20-man squad have been developed through their youth system.

This is in sharp contrast to their illustrious rivals, who seem to have attracted a range of talented players, mostly from Italy.

Ruthin general secretary Bryn Jones said: “We are all looking forward to the match and it’s testimony to Chris and the players that we can go into a game like this with confidence.

"Despite their age, our lads are experienced and are used to playing in big games, but Bangor are a very dangerous side.”

Saturday's game will kick off at 2.30pm and as a large crowd is expected, people driving to the ground are requested to park in the public car park on Park Road just by the ground and not in Parc y Dre.