The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe insists his side are well-prepared to face Champions League opponents KF Feronikeli next week.

The Kosovan treble winners will visit Park Hall on Tuesday in the first qualifying round of the prestigious European competition.

Feronikeli beat TNS’ 2018 Champions League qualifier opponents Lincoln Red Imps and Andorran side FC Santa Coloma to reach the first qualifying round.

Ruscoe spent time out in Kosovo to analyse the Welsh champions’ opponents, and was quick to recognise some of the qualities they have.

“It was a very worthwhile couple of days out there,” he said.

“We saw the Kosovans play in their own environment and on their own pitch at the national stadium. They played on a good pitch and had quite a decent bit of support behind them.

“They got the win with 10 men for part of the game which shows the team spirit and togetherness of their side.

“We’ve seen them play twice now with the game out there and one we had sent to us on the weekend.

“They’re very possession based and like to break quickly with the two very good wingers they have.

“They look a very fit and well-organised side that know their roles – at times they were quite a physical side and they have a big front man who they don’t play long to all the time, but they use him for short link-up play as well.”

In preparation for the fixtures, the Saints have been back in training while playing in a handful of friendly fixtures to regain match fitness before the big games.

Ruscoe added: “We played Shrewsbury the other day which was our biggest test, and we’ve played Barry Town United and Cardiff Metropolitan so far. We’re playing Rangers today too, so we’ve been preparing quite well."

“We’ve signed a couple of players, we could possibly sign one more before the European campaign starts.

“We’re looking at a squad of 21 to 22 players which has a lot of quality and a lot of variety as well as a good mix of youth and some experienced lads, so we’re happy with how it’s panned out at the moment.

“Most of the lads are at full fitness, there were a couple of knocks earlier in pre-season but they’re pretty much all back and in contention now.”

Ruscoe added that he hopes his side can make the most of a home tie for the first leg.

“I think it’s nice to play at home first,” he said.

“If there’s an advantage to be gained then it’s ideal to get it in the first leg to take it into the second leg."

“I wouldn’t say we’re going into the unknown going to Kosovo as I’ve already been there and know the surroundings, but usually when you go away you don’t know quite what to expect, but on this occasion we do.”

TNS finalised the signing of former Swansea under-23s defender Keston Davies, and Ruscoe is sure he will feature in the Champions League opener.

He said: “Keston will be featuring in the first game. Obviously we have Adam [Hughes] as well, so we have two defenders who we’re looking to bed straight into the European competition.”