The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe has admitted he is not bothered how his side seal an eighth straight Welsh Premier League title at Barry on Saturday, just as long as they do it.

TNS head to the South Welsh coast for a 7.30pm kick-off, knowing that a win would seal the title, but could also win the championship with a point if Connah’s Quay Nomads fail to beat Bala Town on Friday night.

Ruscoe’s side have been on fire in recent weeks, scoring 27 goals and conceding two since the start of March, but the Saints boss is not banking another goal-glut to win the title.

“I’m not really concerned about how we win it,” he said. “We’ve played so well but a four, five or six-nil? I don’t think that’s going to happen.

“As long as we get a win or a positive result, and win that league, I don’t care. We’ve been excellent in the last few weeks.

“If we have a scrappy 1-0 win to clinch the league, or we need a point, whatever, because Bala have drawn against Connah’s Quay Nomads on Friday night, then we’ll take that.

“It’s about winning championships, it’s not about pleasing everyone else who wants to watch the game at the end of the day.

“Of course, we just want a happy trip on the way back on Saturday. I am always telling the lads that they should never take this feeling for granted, never get bored of celebrating because we’re in a position were this season has been pretty tough.

“But we’re also in a season where we’ve played really well at times. It’s a bit of a contradiction because this is as well as we’ve played for years, but it’s been a lot closer.

“It’s possible the teams below us have got stronger but that doesn’t take away from our style of football and how we’ve played as well.”

Ruscoe made one change to the team that beat Bala Town 7-0 for the 6-0 win over Newtown, bringing in Aeron Edwards for Tom Holland, but he admitted he may look at the side that beat Barry in last week’s Welsh Cup semi-final.

He added: “We have one eye on the team we put out for the semi-final last week, in terms of players in the middle. Barry are probably the best counter-attacking team in the league.

“They break at pace, they have lots of experience with power and can score goals. They have a willingness to do well, almost ‘never-say-die’.

“Look at the other day; they were 2-0 down and then they came back to win 5-2.

“They’ve come back from lots of games – Cefn Druids, Connah’s Quay among them – so they’re a team that has a good togetherness.

“I’ll be thinking, ‘what’s the best team I can put out’. I made a decision on Saturday that would have had people on the outside looking on and asking how can you change a team that’s just won 7-0?

“But we do it for a reason and Aeron scored the first goal on Saturday. It’s nice to make that decision and have it go your way, but we will look again on Saturday.”

TNS’ clash with Barry will be live on S4C’s Sgorio programme from 7pm onward.