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ANDY Morrison says his gap Connah's Quay side head to Latham "full of confidence" for the Welsh Cup semi-final tie against The New Saints.

The Nomads have beaten the cup holders and reigning Welsh Premier champions twice this season and won 2-1 at Llandudno in their latest league encounter.

"Last weekend’s performance has shown yet again that when we need to win a big game, the lads have the quality and the desire to find a way over the line," says the Nomads' chief.

"When the draw was made, the Nomads were the last team that TNS would have wanted to play. 

"Form rarely plays a part in a semi-final, but you would rather be in good form, which we are, having won five of our last six games and taking seven points from nine against TNS in our last three encounters.

"Everyone connected with the club is looking forward to Saturday’s game.  

"It would be easy for me to say 'we are just going to go there and enjoy the day as no-one expects us to win, so we have nothing to lose' – I don't believe that!

"We as a group know that we have the beating of TNS and we have already shown that twice this season.  What we must do on Saturday is play the game and not the occasion, stick to our game plan and be patient, and believe that our name is on the cup."

Meanwhile TNS go into the game on the back of two straight league defeats, the latest a home reverse at the hands of Newtown.

Manager Craig Harrison conceded last week’s result had left him and his players plenty to ponder ahead of the clash with Nomads: "We're not dwelling on the defeat but we’re not blasé about it either," he said. "The result will have a big effect on everyone here.

"We are all hurting ahead of the semi-final and it’s up to us to put it right."