TNS return to JD Welsh Premier action with a trip to Connahs Quay Nomads on Sunday (4pm).

The Deesiders opened their campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Llanelli last week and are expected to lead the challenge to TNS’ title defence this season.

The Saints make the trip three days after their Europa League third qualifying round second-leg clash against Midtjylland in Denmark.

However manager Scott Ruscoe intends to shuffle his pack to ensure fresh legs for the Saints first major test of their title defence having done the same in for last week’s 5-1 victory of Barry Town United.

“We had to switch things about on Sunday and will have to do the same this week as well because of Europe,” said Ruscoe.

“We were able to rest a few and with no disrespect to Barry we could have put out a few different teams that still would have won

“I didn’t want to change too many where people may have thought it was too easy but enough for people to get minutes ahead of Europe.”

Jon Routledge and Ryan Brobbel were rested while Greg Draper marked his substitute appearance with a brace as the Oswestrians made light work of an outclassed Barry Town United.

Ruscoe hoped the free scoring Saints could take the confidence into their Europa League third qualifying round second leg clash in Denmark.

However Ruscoe insisted the club could be proud of their European run.

“We’ve come such a long way since last season and improved so much as a squad,” said Ruscoe