TNS renew rivalries with Bala Town at Park Hall on Friday night.

The Saints go into the game with confidence high following a free scoring run.

Meanwhile the Lakesiders arrive following an indifferent start to their campaign with defeat at Aberystwyth Town last weekend representing their third in six games despite summer strengthening which included the signing of star midfielder Henry Jones and defender Anthony Miley from Bangor City.

TNS now top the table by three points with Ruscoe aiming to remain in pole position for the remainder of the season.

Saints manager Scott Ruscoe said: “I’m not taking Bala for granted but we expect to beat every single team in our league and go into every game thinking that.

“We have to do our homework with them and make sure we are at 100 per cent.

“We had some good games against Bala last year and will make sure we are on our mettle on Friday night.”

Ruscoe has been happy with the reaction of his squad in the aftermath of their IRN-BRU Cup exit at the hands of Queens Park with comfortable wins against Aberystwyth and Llanelli.

“There are no easy games in this league but we made the two last look easy because of how well we played,” said Ruscoe.

“In our league, any team can beat other teams and we have got to make sure the games last year that we drew, we go on to get more points.

“We have our targets, such as improving our clean sheets and goals against, and it looks like we are on target to do that.

“If we keep going in the right direction, we’ve got no problems. It’s up to me and Steve Evans to keep the players going. Our target is to win the league and need to keep turning dropped points into wins.”