GUEST of honour Bryn Morris failed to inspire Abergavenny Town to victory over Briton Ferry Llansawal last weekend, but Danny Elliott’s men know they will climb off the bottom of the Cymru South table if they can win at Llanelli Town this Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).

Newport County AFC midfielder Morris, who scored in the Exiles’ FA Cup clash with Manchester United last month, was at Pen-y-Pound Stadium to meet fans and sign programmes from the United tie.

But Abergavenny went down 3-0 to stay rooted to the bottom of the table with just eight points from 21 games.

Former County coach Elliott knows his side will move above Abertillery Bluebirds, however, if they can conjure up a third win of the league campaign when they travel to Stebonheath Park.

That won’t be easy against second-placed Llanelli, who have lost just three out of 18 league games so far, but would be a huge boost for Abergavenny.

Saturday sees 12th-placed Cwmbran Celtic host seventh-placed Trefelin in an early midday kick-off.

The nominees for the Cymru South manager of the month for January have been announced, with Carl Clement (Baglan Dragons) competing against Andy Hill (Trefelin) and Ben Stait (Llantwit Major) for the award.

The Cymru South player of the month nominees are Richard Crees (Abertillery Bluebirds), Jordan Evans (Baglan Dragons), Brandon Griffiths (Caerau Ely) and Joel Woodington (Llantwit Major).

Former Newport County player Steve Jenkins has been nominated for Cymru Premier manager of the month for January and he’s up against Craig Harrison (The New Saints) and Anthony Williams (Aberystwyth Town).

Former Wales international Jenkins, who played for the Exiles between 2006 and 2009, last week moved from manager to director of football at Barry Town United due to increased work commitments.

But he could sign off with a manager of the month gong.

Barry ended phase one on a high by securing back-to-back league wins for the first time this season. Following a stunning 4-0 win over top half side Newtown at Jenner Park, Jenkins led his team to a 4-2 away win at relegation rivals Aberystwyth Town to tee the Linnets up for a possible play-off push in phase two.

The Cymru Premier player of the month award will be contested by Louis Bradford (Aberystwyth Town), Ryan Brobbel (The New Saints), Ollie Hulbert (Barry Town United) and Brad Young (The New Saints).