TNS host Newtown in the quarter-finals of the JD Welsh Cup on Saturday.

The Oswestrians go into the derby with their dominance over Welsh football under threat like never before with Connahs Quay currently on top

TNS have picked up just one point from a possible nine since the start of the second phase of the season and trail the leaders by four points.

However manager Scott Ruscoe insisted the double dream remained alive.

“The cup game is a chance for us to get back to where we need to be,” said Ruscoe.

“We need to be pressing teams, creating chances, getting forward more and putting teams to the sword really. Everyone knows that’s where we need to be and there’s no hiding place now.

“I want to get the double. I still believe we’ll win the league and I think we can win the Welsh Cup.

Ruscoe insisted victory would be a huge boost for his squad which now need to win every remaining game to have any hope of silverware.

Ruscoe said: “There’s no hiding place.If we see that players aren’t up for it or aren’t ready for the challenge, then they don’t play.”

Newtown make the trip on the back of last week’s defeat at home to Bala Town.

Manager Chris Hughes insisted his team had been hard done by.

“We deserved a point as their second goal was scored from an offside position,” said Hughes. “It was a frustrating afternoon.

“We started well but they had a five minute spell and scored twice but the second one was from an offside position which was allowed to stand which was frustrating.

“We were much the better team in the second-half and had a lot better shape. We deserved our goal which should have been enough for a point given their second goal should not have stood.”