LLANRHAEADR welcome mid Wales rivals Penrhyncoch for the first round of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Saturday.

Manager Marc Griffiths conceded a fortnight of frustration due to the impact of Welsh Government isolation rules had hampered his side's preparations for the campaign.

"We are all just looking forward to getting back on the pitch," said Griffiths.

"We have to realistic, it's not a competition we will be looking at winning and Saturday's game against a good Penrhyncoch side will be used as a chance for us to have a look where we're at going into the first league game next week."

Llanrhaeadr have lost striker Iwan Matthews to local rivals Guilsfield but have strengthened.

Former TNS youngsters Harrison Lewis and Ryan Morgan have arrived at Tanllan while Liam Skenlar joins from Corwen and Frankie Arkwright makes the switch from Colwyn Bay.

Penrhyncoch make the trip under the new management team of Aneurin Thomas and Sion James for the first time.

James said: "We are exited to get going, the boys been brilliant from day one and we’ve picked up some good results in pre season to show for there efforts.

"We will be playing against a tough hard working team who we see are a bit like us so we know it’s going to game where we all need to be on it."

Geoff Kellaway and Harri Horwood have has joined from Aberystwyth Town and defender Tihomir Trifonov joins having previously played at the top level in Bulgaria.

Midfielder Lance Jones has departed for local rivals Llanidloes Town and defender Josh Ferriera has joined Machynlleth and Gethin Jones has returned to Llanfair United and forward Liam Doherty has returned to Cardigan Town.