ANDY Wycherley has been backed to step up to the plate after being recalled from loan ahead of TNS’ JD Welsh Cup quarter final clash at Connahs Quay Nomads on Saturday.

Wycherley has impressed in goal for Huws Gray Alliance side Guilsfield this season and has been recalled after TNS regular No1 Paul Harrison was hit with a suspension following his dimissal in last week’s 1-0 win at Connahs Quay Nomads.

“Andy will be up to the test. He’s played plenty of games this year and he’s in good physical shape. The reports we’ve had back on him have been very good,” said Ruscoe.

“It seems he’s been playing well and and we’re looking to bring him back for a big game at Connahs Quay.”

Ruscoe expects a similar physical battle as last week with the Nomads expected to to deploy the long throw of Jake Phillips and aerial prowess of ex-TNS star Mike Wilde.

Ruscoe conceded his side were “bombarded” but was happy to win the game ugly as the Saints maintained their relentless pursuit of the J D Welsh Premier title.

The Saints chief also planned to remind his side of their recent Irn Bru Cup heartache ahead of this weekend’s cup clash at Deeside.

Ruscoe said: “We don’t want another scenario where we think it’s done and then they score two goals with no time to get back in the game. We’ll be reminding the lads about that for Saturday.”

Meanwhile Ruscoe insisted he would not tolerate a decline in club discipline with Harrison following Robbie Parry in being dismissed for dissent this season.

“I do think there’s a bit of dissent creeping into us on the pitch,” said Ruscoe. “We’re certainly not going to win the fair Play award this year as we have done over the past few seasons.

“I am a little bit disappointed with that if I’m honest as I pride myself on integrity and a person who does things properly. To have that tarnished is a little bit disappointing.

“I would like to get that back on track so I will be having a word with the squad as a whole but not individually.”