THE BAY travel to Ruthin Town in the JD Cymru  North on Saturday with manager Craig Hogg’s squad hit by injury and illness.

The game kicks off at the later time of 3.30pm as the new floodlights at Ruthin’s Memorial Playing Fields will be officially switched on.

“We are down to the very bare bones with a big number of players unavailable through injury, illness and Covid,” Hoggy said.

“I’m done with moaning about the bad luck we’ve had this season on the injury side of things, so we get on with it and will try our very best to perform and to win the game on Saturday at Ruthin. 

“There will be a number of players included in the squad from our U19’s and some will make their first team debuts at Ruthin for sure.

“It will be good to see them with us.”

Bay go into the game on a four match winning run and are sixth in the table while Ruthin are a point above them in fifth spot having won their last three games.

This will be the third meeting between the sides this season.

Thomas Mann scored a late winner for Ruthin in a 1-0 win at the 4 Crosses Arena in July.

Bay avenged that defeat with a 5-1 win at home in the Welsh Cup Third Round in September.