NEW Saints manager Scott Ruscoe has backed his players to overcome Huws Gray Alliance leaders and old sparring partners Airbus UK Broughton in the fifth round of the JD Welsh Cup on Saturday.

The Saints have targeted ending a two year Welsh Cup drought but must first navigate a route past the unbeaten second tier leaders.

Ruscoe insisted the Saints would not be underestimating the lower league hosts having already tasted cup defeat at the hands of Cambrian & Clydach this season.

“Airbus are well organised,” said Ruscoe.”hey play a 3-5-2 where everyone knows their jobs,

“We have got to be at our best as there are some very good players in that team. We’ll have to be on our toes for their set plays as they have a few big centre halves.

“They are experienced with quality and have played at a higher level.

“They play with two centre forwards, which is always a threat when a team plays two up top. They like to get hold of the ball and they seem to have a good relationship with each other.

“We have to be at our best, there’s no doubt about that. Added to that is they’re a former Welsh Premier League side who have something to prove, so that could be dangerous for us.

TNS go into the weekend on the back of five consecutive clean sheets.

And Ruscoe expects it to continue against Broughton as he gets ready to name his strongest possible side.

Ruscoe said: “:The way we’ve been playing leaves me not feeling too concerned about us having a mentality of thinking we can just turn up and win.

“We’ll be bringing the strongest possible team and if they’re doing well, we won’t be changing for changing’s sake after what happened in the league cup this season.”