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.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.