Wizards full of beans — King
ABERAVON entertain Newport tomorrow (2.30pm) looking to continue their winning start to the season.
The Wizards resume Welsh Premiership action after British & Irish Cup play-off triumphs against Swansea and Bridgend booked them a place in the tournament as the Ospreys' representatives.
"We've just beaten two of our rivals, so we'll go into the Newport game full of confidence," said head coach Simon King.
"But Newport will present different challenges. We are there to be shot down.
"I watched them play against Cross Keys and their side is pretty similar to last year, they're fairly consistent in selection.
"I'm happy with my side and we're only concerned about ourselves.
"We won't know until five or six games in exactly where we are.
"Our intention is obviously not to have a bad start, but that was the case last year. Sometimes there are circumstances out of your control.
"I prefer to concentrate on how we ended the season, which was pretty well."
King hopes to select from a fully fit squad after his players came through their last two games without any major injury problems.
They beat Swansea 15-8 and won 35-26 against the Ravens.
"It was great to qualify for the British & Irish Cup and it will be a different challenge this year because we'll be representing the Ospreys," King added.
"We deserve to be in it and we want to do as well as we can in every competition.
"The plan was whoever qualified from the Ospreys would get support from the region so the demands should not be too great because we'll get players to help us. That was the deal.
"Our squad is competitive, but if other players come in we should have better depth."