A defiant Scott Ruscoe believes his side have nothing to fear in their vital Champions League second qualifying round second leg in Copenhagen next week.

Saints head to Denmark for Wednesday’s clash trailing by two goals after losing 2-0 to the Danish champions at park Hall on Tuesday.

But Ruscoe is adamant that his side have to take their chances if they are to stand a chance of pulling off a Champions League upset next week.

“In a football match you never have anything to be afraid of,” he said.

“You respect the opposition and rightly so in terms of Copenhagen because of the players they have and the manager they have.

“It’s going to be a daunting one because of the crowd and the atmosphere, but we can still play and score away goals.

“It’s just a shame we didn’t score any of our chances on Tuesday at Park Hall. If you get them, then you have to hit the target and if you do, make the ‘keeper work.

“The difference is between the games, you have to take your chances. We said before the game that football is a game of margins and chances.

“You have to score one of them. Last week, we were away and we had three chances – we took one of them. If we get them again, I’m sure someone will help us get that away goal.”

While happy with his side’s showing in a tough test against a strong Danish side, Ruscoe believes there is room for improvement.

He added: “We’ll have a look at the game and see how we could have done better when we won the ball back. We didn’t have as many outlets as I’d like but that was down to the heat and how they set up. I think we’re starting to go more toe-to-toe with bigger teams. It’s a learning curve for me, for the staff and for the players.

“The more experience we have of these games the more we stand a chance of getting closer, but we are still chalk and cheese to teams like Copenhagen.”