THE New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe believes victory against Bala Town tonight (7.45pm) will take his side closer to a potential league and cup double – but he’s not getting carried away just yet.

Saints booked their Welsh Cup final spot against Connah’s Quay Nomads with a win over Barry Town United, and have the chance to move four points clear of Nomads in the Premier League.

Ruscoe admitted a league and cup double would be a superb ending to a season that many wrote off when they hit a poor run of form, but he still wants his side to maintain their focus.

“We’re not counting our chickens and it’s one game at a time, but a win against Bala would be a huge step to a league and cup double,” he said.

“What an end to the season that would be after our November, when everyone has written us off.

“It was a late one on Saturday, we had Monday off, trained on Tuesday and we’ll see who’s in the right frame of mind.

“It’s a different game altogether than Saturday.

“But it’s one that we need three points from. I’m not looking too far ahead but if we do get that gap then it’s massive psychological blow.

“Nomads will be watching, hoping that we slip and then taking their chance at the weekend.

“We’re in a positive mindset, we’re in excellent form and we just need to keep it going and ticking over.

“Nomads’ management team were here and they saw we’re firing on all fronts. There were players not even in the squad tonight and the players I left on the bench.

“They were not happy but 22 doesn’t go into 15. We’ve got quality all the way through and if one gets injured, we have another quality player to replace them.

“Bala are still dangerous. We saw that last week but we’ll be making sure we take our excellent form into this week – we have to get those three points.”