The New Saints FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|21.03.17 | 7:45pm|
Tuesday night's game will see third-placed Nomads host recently crowned Dafabet Welsh Premier League Champions, The New Saints.
The game is of massive importance to The Nomads who aim to secure European football for the second consecutive season following last seasons' exploits, and Saturday's result at Carmarthen went a long way in securing one of the vital places at the top of the league. While TNS are already guaranteed Champions' League football next summer, The Nomads will need to secure as many points as possible from now until the end of the season as the race for automatic qualification heats up.
The last time The Saints visited Deeside Stadium was in late December where they left with all three points, inflicting The Nomads first home defeat of the league campaign, however The Nomads will be looking to summon the spirit from March 2016 which saw the side come from behind to defeat TNS here despite being reduced to ten men in the second half.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "With games coming thick and fast, it's great to be at home tonight. With five games left, it's everything to play for. The players have shown great courage in taking maximum points from our last two games - anything less would have made it almost impossible to finish second.
We play TNS three times over the coming weeks with one of those games being the JD Welsh Cup semi final. Results this season about TNS have not reflected the performances - the margins have been small. We need to stay in thh game early on to cause TNS problems in posession."
Morrison concluded; "Our last three performances against Bala, Cardiff Me and Carmarthen have been very good and if we carry that form forward, we wil be a very difficult team to beat."
The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 7:45pm on Tuesday evening.