The NEW Saints boss Scott Ruscoe admits he could ring the changes in their opening Irn-Bru Scottish Challenge Cup clash against Queens Park on Saturday night.

Saints have come to the end of a brutal first few games of the season with both Champions league and Europa League qualification matches as well as the start of their Welsh Premier League defence.

With some enforced changes coming, Ruscoe believes he might take the chance to freshen up the starting XI in a competition that has so far eluded TNS in their two years of participation.

“We will make a few changes – some enforced,” he said. “Ben Cabango is going away to train with Wales under-19s.

“He’ll be away this week so obviously we’ll have someone who can come in and replace him. We’ve got forwards who need playing time so we’ll have a look at that as well, and see which midfielders need a rest.

“The squad is good enough to cope with the changes.

“I’ve spoken to a manager in the Scottish Championship who’s given us information on them this week which we’ll have a look at.

“They drew on Saturday but they are mid-table in the second division. I’m happy to go on record and say that if we are at out best and where we should be, playing at home, then the tie should be winnable.

“If we’re not at it, then we’ll struggle to win. That’s the message for us – don’t be complacent. We’re on the back of two good wins and we’re on a bit of a roll.

“When you get momentum going and the lads are firing on all cylinders, it’s good. We’ve forgotten about Europe now and it’s all about the league. We wanted the momentum for going top of the league which we’ve done.

“Now we want to stretch it out. But it’s good to be playing this now as it’s a cup we want to do well in and not be complacent. It won’t be an easy ride that we can win by just turning up – we all remember Dumbarton in last year’s semi-final.”

The clash at Park Hall kicks off at 7.35pm – see for tickets.