LLANDUDNO Albion manager Darren Jones said his side are “well aware” of the magnitude of their FAW Trophy semi-final against Holyhead Hotspur.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One rivals were drawn together with a place in the final at stake, with the fixture scheduled to be played at Maes Tegid, the home of JD Cymru Premier side Bala Town.

Albion managed to secure an impressive victory over Spurs’ earlier in the campaign, and Jones is hoping that facing a familiar foe can be the difference against a side going for the quadruple this term.

He said: “We knew there wouldn’t be an easy tie and none more so than Holyhead who’ve been in excellent form for some time now.

“In terms of a fixture at least we’re not going into the unknown as we’ve already played them earlier in the year so have some idea what we need to prepare for.

"We can’t, however, let that result impact our mentality going into the game and we must be at our absolute best if we want to get anything out of the game.

“The game is no doubt the biggest in our short history and all the lads are well aware that is the case so are desperate to do well.

“We’ve had a little bit of an indifferent season so far but seem to have really stepped up in this competition with some excellent performances, so we are hoping this continues.”

Jones echoed the sentiments of Spurs’ boss Darren Garmey regarding the location of the tie, which is far from ideal for both sets of supporters and especially considering the large number of viable grounds on the North Wales coast.

“With the two teams being fairly close I think the venue could be been one that could be more accessible to both sets of fans to really make an occasion of it but we’ll go to Bala well prepared and see if we can progress,” he added.