Striker aims for another impact
MARTIN Rose is hoping to keep his place when Bala visit Port Talbot tomorrow (2.30) after his goalscoring contribution against Rhyl.
Rose came off the bench to net the only goal of the game last weekend and is hoping that has earned him a starting spot.
The striker is competing with Rhys Griffiths to lead the line tomorrow afternoon, with competition for places fierce within the Town squad.
"Obviously there's healthy competition as both of us want to play," said Rose. "I've had a couple of niggling injuries, so I've not been able to play for a few weeks. But I just want to play.
"Whether that means I'm on the bench and I can come on and hopefully help change the game or if I'm starting.
"The squad is big this season and there is competition throughout it, which is healthy."
Rose is confident that Port Talbot can kick on following last week's victory and force their way up into top-six contention once more.
That was only their second league win of the season.
The Steelmen are third from bottom, but in packed table trail sixth-place Prestatyn by just two points.
"Winning against Rhyl was a massive result because the boys had been low after the difficult start we'd had," said Rose.
"I thought the boys were superb last week in the first half and going into the second half, but it didn't seem like the chances would fall for us.
"But we kept working hard as a team and it was great to come on and get a tap-in at the back post.
"I'm looking forward to the Bala game and seeing if we can hopefully kick on and push our way up the league."
Admission for tomorrow's game is £5 for adults, £3 for OAPs, students and Swansea City season-ticket holders and £1 for children.
Those who watched Wales v Macedonia last night can enter free by producing their match ticket stub.