"Hopefully the weather will relent and we have prepared for a hard slog on what will undoubtedly be a muddy pitch. As Llanelli found to their cost recently, Pandy Park is a difficult venue and Keys have perfected a style of play to suit.
"We lost up there in the British & Irish Cup before Christmas when we were already out of the running and nothing went right on the day. We are better than that and will need to show it on Saturday.
"Gradually our selection options are increasing as players begin to return from injury and we are looking forward to the challenge."
Neath v Cross Keys (Away)
A.Jenkins, D.Evans, A.Bramwell, G.King, Jamie Davies; D.Langdon, C.Morgans; N.Downs, A.James, T.Price; E.Evans, J.Griffiths; L.Evans, G.Gravell (captain), A.Powell
Replacements - O.Ford, A.Littlehales, T.Davies, L.Ward, A.N.Other, Jonny Davies, T.Barry