STARS of the TNS title winning squad have targeted Europe after a seventh successive JD Welsh Premier title maintained the club’s dominance of the domestic game.

Top scorer Greg Draper, skipper Paul Harrison and midfielder Tom Holland toasted the club’s success after a Sunday thrashing of Cefn Druids sealed the title.

Draper has won the title each season since arriving at Park Hall, netting more than a century of goals in the process.

“This means the same as the first one seven years ago,” said Draper.

“It’s probably not good for the league that we keeping winning it so early but I’m not complaining. If someone offered me the title with four games to go, I’d have snapped their hand off.

“It’s about the Champions League now. To have a good European campaign has been the aim for a while now.”

Captain Paul Harrison said his eighth title was just as special as his first with the club after lifting the distinctive pot alongside vice captain Chris Marriott.

“This is my eighth as I won one before the run started,” said the Liverpudlian.

“This is just as good as the others as you win differently each year.It’s another happy moment in my career.

“Lifting that brilliant trophy is amazing but it’s heavy enough and why we need two of us doing it. You do worry because its so sharp but I’m really happy to lift it again, especially with Chris who’s been here as along as I have.”

Harrison also paid tribute to manager Scott Ruscoe who stepped up to the top job last summer.

“I played with Scott and obviously it’s nice to help him win his first title as manager. He’s still a friend and it’s a nice moment for us all.

“The Champions League is always the aim and we’ve already upped the training for it but we’re definitely going to enjoy the celebrations first.”

Former Swansea City youngster Holland celebrated his first Welsh title having joined the Saints last summer.

Holland said: “It’s a really proud moment for us. I’m really happy to be back in the Champions League. That’s the aim and it’s expected here.”

TNS manager Scott Ruscoe paid tribute to his playing squad while also reserving special praise for his coaching staff, in particular assistant Steve Evans.

“Steve is my right-hand man. I’ve played alongside him as a player, I was alongside him in the youth set-up and now as management.

“While we have our discussions and disagreements during the season, we want the best for the club and that’s why we’ve been successful.

“We’ve got two trophies on the board now and the club has already started planning for the Champions League on July 11.