TNS will bid to lift a 13th JD Welsh Premier title with a virtually brand new squad this season.

The departure of nine players in the summer has seen manager Scott Ruscoe invest in a youthful array of replacements.

Defender Ben Cabango arrives on loan from English Championship side Swansea City while midfielder Kane Lewis arrives at Park Hall from English Premier League giants Liverpool.

The Saints have also recruited former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Josh Hmami, Staines Town defender Joash Nembhard and Danny Redmond from Hamilton Academical while snapping up Linfield striker Kurtis Byrne.

The arrival of goalkeeper Connor Roberts from Huws Gray Alliance side Bangor City completes the Saints overhaul.

With long serving defender Connel Rawlinson departing to English League Two side Port Vale and defensive partner Steve Saunders joining Scottish Premiership side Livingston the Saints will look to the experience of its mainstays in goalkeeper Paul Harrison, midfielders Aeron Edwards, Ryan Brobbel and Jon Seargeant along with striker Greg Draper in helping the new arrivals adapt to the Welsh Premier.

With the Saints still in the Europa League at the start of the season will ensure the newlook champions head into the campaign with confidence.

Manager Scott Ruscoe said: “It’s good to be defending my first league as manager. The league is our priority

“This season, because of the squad and the players we’ve got in there, I think we can rotate more.

“We should be able to put a side that’s as good as the next team, and if we make three or four changes, those players coming in will not weaken us at any point. This year, we’ve got competition for places all over the pitch.”