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.
WRU International Skills Coach Jason Strange is a busy man, combining the new role with that of Wales Under 20 attack coach, Ebbw Vale head coach and continuing to teach at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community.
Warren Gatland and Sam Warburton look ahead to this week's crunch RBS 6 Nations tie against France, where the Wales skipper in particular is keen to make his mark, as Paris has proved a bleak place for him in the past.
Following their historic win over England, Wales Under 20 suffered a narrow, 36-34 loss to their Scottish counterparts last weekend, despite outscoring them by five tries to three. Watch the match highlights and reaction.
WRU TV go behind the scenes with the Wales squad as they put the final touches in place ahead of the clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Follow the squad on their captain's run, the kickers visit to Murrayfield and Neil Jenkins' press conference