MARC Griffiths has pulled no punches in underlining the importance of Saturday's clash with Holyhead Hotspur.

The villagers host the islanders in the only JD Cymru North clash of the day with the stakes high.

Manager Griffiths admitted the season had been a disaster so far with the Tanat Valley side still without a win.

"It's a must win game for us," said Griffiths. "We can go into it with plenty of optimism as we were up there just over a month ago and we feel we did enough to get something from that game.

"Holyhead have some really good individuals who we know all about so it will be important we keep them quiet."

While the hosts will be at full strength the club have been impacted by the loss of several players over the past 18 months.

Griffiths said: "The season so far has been what can only be described as a disaster.

"After losing the spine of the side over the last 18 months we have had to rebuild.

"Among the new signings we have had a few positives but the majority didn't work out for one reason or another with five of the seven brought in moving on."

Griffiths insisted the squad remained united in their belief the season could be saved and getting the Tanllan faithful back on their side would be key.

"Despite being without a win all season the togetherness in the group is still good and I feel a win is not to far away," added Griffiths.

"One thing we have all noticed is that support from the village that has helped us so much over my eight years at the club seems to have waned a little this season.

"With the likes of Prestatyn Town, Colwyn Bay, Bangor City and Airbus coming to Tanllan we need this support more than ever.

"The days of these sort of clubs coming to the village are a first and won't last for ever."