TNS travel to Newtown on Saturday with Barry Town United standing in the way of a place in the final of the JD Welsh Cup.

Latham Park hosts both semi-final ties with TNS’ clash against Barry Town United at 7.30pm on Saturday before Cardiff Metropolitan take on Connahs Quay Nomads on Sunday (12.30).

Saints manager Scott Ruscoe backed his side to progress.

“If you look at all three previous games against Barry, we’ve dominated,” said Ruscoe.

“It’s a one-off game so we won’t just be turning up thinking because we’ve beaten comfortably twice that it will be the same. They might have a different game plan.”

Barry Town’s own title bid ended following a March slump in form but Ruscoe insisted the Linnets remains a danger.

“They’ve stuttered in the last few weeks and have been weakened attacking-wise by the loss of Macauley Southam-Hales to Fleetwood but they are still a very organised side.”

“We can only name five subs on Saturday so it’s whether we sacrifice an outfield player for a goalkeeper.

“We’ve got to be wary of that but whatever team we put out will be strong because we want to get to the final.”

Ruscoe confirmed league top scorer Greg Draper was set to start having become a fringe player this season.

“Greg will be in the reckoning as will Tom Holland as both didn’t start last week,” said Ruscoe. “Having a full strength squad isn’t the worst thing to have and as much as it gives me a bit of a headache, you’d rather have everyone fit rather than scratching around.

“You can’t fault Greg’s attitude. Everyone wants to play and start but it’s all about their attitude when they’re in and out of the team and it’s about how they train.

“Those who are positive tend to get the start when they deserve it and Greg has a very good chance of start on Saturday.”

The match will be televised live on S4C at 7.30pm while Sunday’s clash will feature on S4C’s online platform with a 12.30pm start.