TNS are preparing for a return to league action next month with more friendly fixtures in the coming weeks.

The JD Cymru Premier has been in hiatus since the beginning of Wales’ third national lockdown shortly before Christmas.

However the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has planned for a return to action next month.

All depends on the Welsh Government easing social distancing restrictions and the return of elite status to the Welsh top flight.

The Saints aim to keep match fit with forthcoming friendlies already arranged in the next few weeks.

Ruscoe added: “We have Cardiff Met, Airbus and Bangor coming up, as well as a game against Stoke towards the end of the month.

“We have a few games lined up there which will hopefully tide us over into March when we will hopefully be starting back in the league.

“It was our aim to play as many teams as we can against teams of different levels and styles.

“We had a few games on grass as well as some on 3G. The game we played at Burnley was very competitive.

“It’s very difficult to replicate competitive games, especially because there is nobody in the crowd.

“We don’t get a massive crowd, but there are still fans there under normal circumstances and you can still hear them, so when you play behind closed doors it is difficult for a lot of teams.”