Sunday, October 31, 2010
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TNS loanee keeper misses out tonight

DESPITE an outstanding debut in Prestatyn's 3-0 away win at Port Talbot, young TNS loanee keeper Simon Williams won't wear the gloves against the Saints on Friday night.

It is a term of the loan deal that he does not play against his parent club, which means he surrenders his place to normal number-one choice Jon Hill-Dunt, who was dropped in favour of Williams.
Prestatyn player-manager Neil Gibson says Williams would have kept the number one jersey but circumstances have given Hill-Dunt an unexpected chance to re-establish himself.
"For a 19-year-old to make his Welsh Premier debut at a place like Port Talbot and give such an assured display speaks volumes for his potential," says Gibson.
"But Dunty is still very much in credit for his performances over the years. Unfortunately for him a few of his indifferent displays came fairly close together. His attitude has been superb, though, he travelled down to Port Talbot and gave Simon plenty of encouragement.
"Dunty so often plays well in the big games so against TNS he’s got an opportunity to make his mark."
The Saints are still looking for their first win on away soil in the league this season with Steve Evans, who scored the only goal of the game when the Saints won 1-0 at Bastion Road last season, expected to return in the heart of defence after his disciplinary suspension by the club.
TNS have been invincible at home with six wins from six, but have found the going more difficult on the road.
But Gibson says Seasiders' supporters should not be too encouraged: "We are under no illusions that if TNS click, be it on astroturf, grass or any other surface then they can make it very difficult for us," he warned.

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