TNS travel to leaders Connahs Quay Nomads on Saturday with the fate of the JD Welsh Premier championship at stake.

Victory in Deeside would see TNS establish a four point lead at the summit and give the Oswestry side a huge advantage heading into the season finale.

The Saints go into the game with confidence having outclassed Llandudno in the Welsh Cup last week but will face a stern test in a Nomads side also in the cup semi-finals as well as looking forward to a final date in the Irn Bru Cup.

Manager Scott Ruscoe said: “We were top last week and then 24 hours later, Nomads played and went back top, so I will be saying to them to go and get that victory and go back top again

“I want them to go out there and show them how good they are. We can only prepare each week for the game we’re about to play.

“We’ll work on the strengths and weaknesses that Connah’s Quay have got like any other game but of course we know that it’s a hugely important game.”

Ruscoe insisted while a performance would be expected the bottom line on Saturday was three points

“It’s always very difficult to get a good one in those conditions and on that pitch but if we get three points then that’s all that matters,” said Ruscoe.

TNS make the trip with a full squad as several injured players return from the treatment table.

Christian Seargeant is back in training while Aeron Edwards is also back in contention with Simon Spender the latest to recover from a knock.

Defender Blaine Hudson is the last absentee and looks set to miss the trip to Deeside.

“We’ve got a big squad and we were only able to name five on the bench, and Christian Seargeant is back in training, which is good.

Ruscoe knows Nomads will prove to be their hardest test in the league so far with ex-Saint Mike Wilde still a major threat in the Nomads attack.

Ruscoe added “They will be physical and make it uncomfortable for us so we have to make sure we focus on our passing game and take our chances when we get them.”