Football: Druids tie up double swoop after Quay loss; WELSH PREMIER.
Byline: JOHN BRIDGWATER
NEWI NEWI North East Wales Institute of Higher Education Cefn Druids have moved to bring in two new faces as they continue their quest for Verb 1. quest for - go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"
quest after, go after, pursue
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the survival in today's trip to Newtown.
Last week's disappointing 4-0 defeat at Connah's Quay Coordinates: Connah's Quay (Welsh: Cei Conna) is the largest town in Flintshire, North Wales, lying on the River Dee, near the border with England. Nomads saw Druids slip into the relegation places, forcing the management team of Dixie McNeil and Graham Jones to make changes.
Former Carmarthen and Welshpool defender Gareth Barton, a student in Chester, has been drafted in to plug the leaking defence while Ian Andrews, a prolific striker with Welsh National League side Penycae, has also been signed.
``We've brought in a couple of new faces to freshen things up and keep everyone on their toes,'' said manager McNeil.
Newtown, managed by McNeil's old pal Roger Preece, have defensive problems ahead of the game with Adrian Moody and Gareth Sudlow both suspended.
With midfielder Steve Futcher having left to join Conference North side Ashton United, it has left boss Preece with limited resources.
``To be without two players at the heart of the defence is a bit of a headache, and I'm desperately trying to bring someone else in,'' he said.
``It's difficult, but I'll keep looking.''
Their absence means that Gareth Hughes is likely to switch to defensive duties, with ex-Druid DannyDesormeaux returning to midfield.
Andrew Webb and Danny Field are certain to start.
Despite the problems, Preece says nothing less than three points will suffice as his side look to consolidate their position in the upper reaches of the table.
Lying seventh, the Robins are well placed to qualify for the FAW Premier Cup The FAW Premier Cup (formerly the FAW Invitation Cup) is a Welsh football cup competition, organised annually by the Football Association of Wales since 1997. Since the six Welsh clubs playing in English leagues were excluded from playing in the Welsh Cup in 1996, the FAW needed