WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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MEDIA outlets from Fox News in the United States to the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia are featuring The New Saints' record bid tonight.

The Welsh Premier League champions can end Ajax's 44-year hold on the world record for the most consecutive wins in all competitions when they visit the humble surroundings of the Rock to face Cefn Druids.

The great Ajax team of Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens and Arie Haan won 26 consecutive games in 1972 at a time when the Dutch club were dominating European football.

But TNS can eclipse that record by beating Druids and Guinness World Records have already verified that TNS will remove Ajax from the record books should they win for the 21st consecutive time in the league this season.

"It's brilliant for the football club and an exciting time to be here," said manager Craig Harrison. "We knew Bangor's domestic record for consecutive wins was about 11 or 12 games, but we weren't even aware of the world record until about a month ago.

"Football is all about winning trophies and that's what we want to be doing at the end of the season, but every player here wants to be part of a team that broke a world record.

"We expect to be favourites to win competitions and to be successful," Harrison continued. "But in no way are we comparing ourselves to that great Ajax team.

"The record is a bit tongue-in-cheek if anything, but there is still a huge amount of pride there. We want to break the record but it's not something we have dwelt on in recent weeks.

"It hasn't been a taboo subject in the dressing room, but I haven't made a big thing of it in my team talks and I won't do so at Cefn Druids."