Llanelli boss Andy Legg full of praise for his players' attitude
LLANELLI manager Andy Legg has praised his players for continuing to perform in adversity ahead of Afan Lido's visit tonight (7.30).
The Reds have been rocked by financial problems in recent weeks and the club's future remains uncertain.
Players have gone without wages and not been able to train.
But despite those challenges, Llanelli still managed an impressive 2-1 win at Bangor last weekend.
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That came after a Word Cup victory over Lido and an impressive away point at Airbus UK.
"I've got to praise the players for what they're doing. They're turning up and playing after not training," said Legg.
"The last three results have been brilliant, but things will eventually catch up with us.
"We can't keep going out and picking up results if we're not training.
"The positives are that we're sticking together.
"We don't know what's going to happen, but the players and the coaching staff are a team.
"And we're starting to get some credit. Everywhere I go people tell me, 'your boys are doing brilliantly'."
Lido have lost their last five Welsh Premier League matches, conceding a massive 22 goals in the process.
They sit bottom of the table, but Legg insists this evening's match is far from a formality.
"Games against the big clubs take care of themselves," he added. "The players will always be able to get up for games against the likes of Bangor and The New Saints because they've got a point to prove.
"Lifting yourself for matches against the smaller teams is not so easy at the moment.
"Lido are a good side. Yes, they've conceded a few goals, but they've scored some as well.
"They've got some good young players and will be a real test."
Lido were thumped 5-1 at home by Airbus last weekend, their seventh defeat from ten league matches so far this season.
Boss Paul Reid had to do a rebuilding job over the summer after the club lost a raft of players.
On a reduced budget, he brought in promising youngsters from further down the Welsh pyramid.
And those players will have to learn quickly if Lido are to turn their season around.
They already look destined to be competing in the bottom-half competition after the mid-season split barring a dramatic upturn in results.
Then they will be fighting to climb out of the bottom two and avoid slipping back into division one of the MacWhirter Welsh League.