A LOT more than Gwynedd bragging rights will be up for grabs during a massive Friday night showdown.

It's second v third in the JD Welsh Premier League this Friday evening, with Bangor City playing hosts to their county rivals Bala Town.

Both sides are gunning to finish as runners-up to secure qualification for next season's UEFA Europa League and with only three points separating Bangor and fourth-placed Connah's Quay, the battle to qualify for Europe is likely to go down to the final match.

"The lads have trained well on the the weekend and they have done some good runs.

"We are ready for the big game at Bangor.

"But every game is a big game and I think the top-six in the Welsh Premier is the best that it has ever been.

"Everyone has said how good Bangor have been this season.

"But if we beat them on Friday, we go a point above them with a game in hand.

"I think it's fashionable for people to expect Bala to do this and that, but Bangor are full time and we have got a one night training session.

"We have got to go to places like Bangor and get results, but if our attitude's not right, we will get beaten."

While the Lakesiders have only managed 29 goals in their 25 matches so far this season, the quality of their strikes are gaining rave reviews.

Bala have two contenders for Sgorio's February goal of the month award, with Lewis Short and Les Davies both being shortlisted, for their strikes versus Connah's Quay and Cardiff Met respectively.

"Our goals for record hasn't been good enough this season, but it is something we have worked on," added Caton, who also praised the efforts of Short and Davies.

Caton is hopeful that Short will be available for a place in the squad following an ankle injury, while Andrei Jones is fully fit once more.

Jordan Evans has an ankle injury and he is a doubt for the trip to Bangor.