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STRIKER JIWS IN FITNESS BATTLE
Marc Lloyd-Williams needs time to catch up with Saints' fitness levels.
NEW signing Marc Lloyd-Williams will take time to gain full fitness and will probably be substitute again when he returns to Park Avenue on Friday night for what is bound to be a hostile reception.
Although Saints' earlier Euro-start to the season means they are now fitter than the majority of their opponents, record Welsh Premier goal-scorer Jiws has some way to go to catch up.
"He is miles off it at the moment but he will be involved," said Saints' boss Ken McKenna, after Lloyd-Williams had come on for the final half-hour against Afan Lido on Saturday.
The former Porthmadog, Bangor and Aber striker, who has scored 176 Welsh Premier goals, has a month to prove himself at Treflan.
"Aberystwyth will be another tough one. Every game is tough, it does not change." added the Saints' chief.
Despite dominating proceedings against Lido, TNS again found it difficult to find a way through until Scott Ruscoe's superb 73rd minute free kick.
Even then, it needed a late Nicky Ward effort to see off the visitors, who battled hard and levelled through Karl Reynolds.
"It was a difficult game and I thought we played some good football but could not finish.
"They were strong and physical, but we kept our discipline well and we got our reward," added McKenna, who was full of praise for the South Walian visitors.
"They got a good goal and it was a fair result but they could have sneaked a draw. They are a good little club."
18 August 2021
 
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