The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe has admitted he is delighted with the impact the summer signings have made on his new-look side.

Danny Redmond, Ben Cabango and Kurtis Bryne all found the net in last week's Champions League first qualifying round second leg win over KF Shkendija at Park Hall, where Saints eventually crashed out 4-5 on aggregate, despite a 4-0 win.

Ruscoe was full of praise for his new stars, who scored three of the four goals, and says he is expecting them to play a significant part in any Europa League adventures, starting with Thursday's clash with Lincoln Red Imps.

"Part of the reason why we’ve brought Danny in is for his versatility," said Ruscoe.

"On Tuesday, we could easily turn a 4-5-1 into a 4-4-2 with him. He can play left wing or even as a number one and he’s probably the one player in our squad with the most versatility.

"He can even play left-wing back, and he’s tenacious with an eye for goal plus his attitude to want to go and play is brilliant.

"It was a no-brainer to go and sign him. I’m happy with the squad going into an important few weeks.

"We might be short defensively, but then you saw how good Ben was on Tuesday night. He’s going to be such a good player for Swansea City, or even for whoever takes him from there, because he can defend and play the ball.

"I’m glad we took the punt on him. But while we have Joash Nembhard too, if I was being greedy, I’d take another defender as well, but there’s real competition across the rest of the squad now.

"We’re not frightened to put any of these new signings in the mix straight away. You see Kurtis come and score on Thursday too, and then I’m sure we’ll see what he can do from distance too."

TNS were straight back into training to prepare for the clash with Lincoln on Thursday night at Park Hall, and the Saints boss isn't expecting too many changes.

He added: "There’s no real injury concerns; Dean Ebbe came off when he did because he had worked his socks off, but he had a tight hamstring too.

"I always planned for him to come off when he did as I told Greg Draper at half time to make sure he’s properly warmed up."