ALL roads lead to Central Park on Boxing Day.

Shortly after the annual Roll the Barrel event takes place, Denbigh Town will play host to local rivals Ruthin Town in a huge Huws Gray Alliance encounter.

Revenge is likely to be in Denbigh's minds.

In front of a crowd of over 500 spectators at Memorial Park Fields, Ruthin impressively triumphed 3-1 in the Boxing Day encounter between the clubs last season.

Joint-Denbigh Town boss Dewi Llion said: "I don't think you can get a better occasion.

"We have moved the kick-off time early.

"The idea being to get as many people from the Roll The Barrel as possible through the gate.

"It was a good crowd last year and we were poor.

"I don't think we had a shot on target.

"But it's a totally different team we have got this year.

"I think we have got enough experience and enough leaders in that team who know the importance of this game.

"You can say it is a six-pointer."

Ruthin manager Chris Williams added: "I think it will be our toughest derby to date.

"Denbigh have got a few more local lads in now and the likes of Mark Roberts know what it's all about.

"This year, they have got a few more lads from around the area and they will be keen to put one over us."

Both sides will go into the match on a decent run of form.

Three wins on the bounce have taken Ruthin into the top-six, while Denbigh have won two of their last three games in the league.

Denbigh will welcome Miles Todd back into the squad, while Stuart Vernon is an injury doubt for the hosts.

For Ruthin, striker Llyr Morris is a major doubt.

"He is away for a week and he is due back the day after Boxing Day," said Williams.

Kick-off at Central Park on Boxing Day is 1pm.