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Mitchell: "Aber the only focus"

Striker gunning for another three points

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Neil Mitchell is focusing on getting another three points to edge his side closer to JD Welsh Premier League safety.

Mitchell was among the scorers in the cup win over Llandudno on Tuesday night.

But the Robins return to league action against Aberystwyth Town on Saturday at Latham Park, and the winger insists focus must first and foremost must be on safety.

He said: “As a team we are looking no further than Aber.

“We know we have them in the semi-final which will be a tough encounter, and will prepare for that game like we always do.

“Saturday’s game will be interesting, being so soon after the cup draw, it will allow both sides to analyse each other.

“But more importantly for us another win could make use all but safe, after a good three points against Prestatyn.

“Plus we want to keep the pressure on Barry, which is very important.”

After two games on the road, Mitchell is looking back to getting back on home turf.

He added: “It will be nice to play at home this weekend, it seems a long time since the Barry defeat.

“Our target will be to put a performance on for the fans and get all three points.”

Like his manager Chris Hughes did on Tuesday, Mitchell praised the team spirit of the side to win at Llandudno on Tuesday.

He insisted it is a happy dressing room to be in at the moment, and paid tribute to the game plan put together by the management team.

“The dressing room was a great place to be after the game and credit to every player, we deserved that moment,” added Mitchell.

“The whole team to a man put in a good shift and we never seemed to feel we would have lost that game.

“Every game the gaffer, Callum and Caddsy make sure we have a game plan, and it is up to the players to execute it and the game plan worked well on Tuesday.

“We knew the strength of Llandudno would be the numbers they had centrally so we nullified that and forced them wide, making them play balls in that we could deal with comfortably.”