The Blues go into the match at the Arms Park on the back of two Celtic League defeats leaving their bright early season promise looking decidedly gloomy.
Lacklustre displays in losses to Connacht and Ulster have seen the Blues slip to ninth in the table in a continuation of their form of last season which saw them finish last of the four Welsh regions. Previous meetings with the Stradey Park side don't make happy reading for Blues fans with one win from four.
"We need to keep the ball better in contact if we're going to build any pressure at all on teams," admitted Young. "The Scarlets though will bring a rivalry which you don't have playing the Irish or the Scottish sides."
Gareth Jenkins's side put the disappointment of defeat at home to Edinburgh Gunners behind them with a hard fought 24-15 win at Border Reivers. But with two days less rest than the Blues, Scarlets director of rugby Gareth Jenkins will have to make some changes to his side.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.