The New Saints aim to maintain the momentum

The New Saints will be looking to maintain their impressive form when they host Caernarfon Town on Good Friday (5pm).

TNS Caretaker Manager Chris Seargeant
TNS Caretaker Manager Chris Seargeant

Second-placed Saints have enjoyed convincing wins in their last two games, beating Cefn Druids 5-0, before last weekend’s 6-0 triumph at Flint Town United.

It's enabled them to narrow the gap to Connah’s Quay Nomads, the JD Cymru Premier leaders, to three points.

Tomorrow’s clash with sixth-placed Caernarfon is the final game of the first phase of the league season for Saints.

The division’s top six and bottom six clubs will then split ahead of the second phase of the campaign getting under way.

Chris Seargeant, the TNS caretaker manager, said: “I think if you’re in charge at the moment of a TNS team, you’ve got to expect to win every game.

“Teams are coming here, they’ve got to hate it, so it’s a mentality thing.

“I’ve said it over the last few weeks to the lads, especially against these teams, you’ve got to go and do that hard work first, you’ve got to do that dirty stuff, and to be fair to the lads, they know that themselves and they mention it before kick off.

“I didn’t have to say much, 30 seconds before Flint, because they are saying all the right things.

“But it’s all right saying it, you've got to do it on the pitch, and they did that.

“There’s experienced players in there who are saying the right things ‘we’ve got to get in among them and do that side of things and most importantly enjoy it’.

"That’s what they’re all saying before the game.”

Such is the quality of selection options available to Seargeant, he admits it’s a tough task when it comes to deciding who to pick and who to leave out of the TNS team.

“It’s really tough at the moment,” confirms Seargeant. “To be fair, the lads who haven’t been involved in the squad have been different class as well, got that kind of bite back. Yesterday, everyone’s smashing each other in training, they want it.

“The lads who are in the team know it could be one game and they’re out if they don’t perform.

“I think it’s good for training, it’s good for your squad, it’s good for people who come in. But, yes, it’s really tough at the moment.”

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