TNS will secure an eighth successive JD Welsh Premier title with victory at Barry Town United on Saturday (7.30).

The Oswestry club crushed Newtown 6-0 last weekend and with Connahs Quay Nomads faltering in a 1-0 defeat at Caernarfon Town the Saints stand on the verge of glory.

Should the Nomads fail to register maximum points against Bala Town tonight (Friday) the Saints would be crowned championed with victory at Jenner Park.

TNS make the trip with confidence soaring having netted 27 goals in March.

However manager Scott Ruscoe insisted he would be happy with a solitary goal win on Saturday night.

“I’m not really concerned about how we win it,”said Ruscoe. “We’ve played so well but I don’t think it’s going to be another 6-0.

“If we have a scrappy 1-0 win to clinch the league then we’ll take that. It’s about winning championships, it’s not about pleasing everyone else who wants to watch the game at the end of the day.

“I am always telling the lads that they should never take this feeling for granted and never get bored of celebrating because we’re in a position were this season has been pretty tough.”

Ruscoe acknowledged their rivals had closed the gap in standards but TNS remained the team to beat and deserved champions.

“It’s possible the teams below us have got stronger but that doesn’t take away from our style of football and how we’ve played as well,” said Ruscoe.

Ruscoe praised Barry Town United who can look forward to a return to European football next season.

“Barry are probably the best counter-attacking team in the league. They break at pace, they have lots of experience with power and can score goals,” said Ruscoe. “They have a willingness to do well, almost ‘never-say-die’.

Ruscoe insisted he would select the best squad for the job and did not fear changing a team which outclassed Newtown.

“We changed the squad against Newtown following a 7-0 win against Bala Town the previous week and we will look again ahead of the weekend in terms of selection.”