We continue our build-up to the big kick-off this evening when we travel to Stafford Rangers for what promises to be an excellent test for the Robins.

Rangers are members of the Pitching In Northern Premier League and last season ended their campaign in the Premier Division in twelfth position, exactly halfway.

Stafford will be at home for the first time tonight having played their opening four pre-season games all away from home and these games have resulted in two wins and two defeats.

They began with a 1-0 win at neighbours Stafford Town and they produced a 2-1 victory at Eccleshall.

Their first defeat of pre-season came in a 1-0 loss at Stourbridge and then last Saturday then went down 2-1 at Hanley Town.

Included in the Rangers squad tonight will be a couple of familiar names to Newtown fans with former Bala Town full back Andy Burns and ex Shrewsbury Town player Kaiman Anderson in their ranks.

The game tonight kicks-off at 7.45pm