The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe admits he is hoping there is a chance for his players to start their return to football next month.

With the JD Cymru Premier League curtailed and Connah’s Quay Nomads declared champions, Saints have been left kicking their heels while football returns in England this week.

Ruscoe is hoping he can be back with his his player sin July, but is unsure when and says they will pass that information onto the players as soon as they can.

“I think we’re starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel regarding getting back playing,” said the Saints boss. “We’re keeping in contact with the league and obviously with our general manager.

General manager Ian Williams has been busy ensuring the latest information is passed to the club coaches.

“The players are making sure that they have their individual plans and to make sure they’re doing their runs, and their upper-body strength work is being done too,” said Ruscoe.

“We’ve had some zooms meetings too, and been in contact with the players individually, making sure they have they everything they need.

“The one thing they haven’t had too much of is information from us, because we haven’t had too much to give them.

“We’re hoping to get back in July – that’s what we’ve told the players but we don’t know if it’s the start or the middle, and we’re still waiting to find out.”

On a personal note, Ruscoe admits he is looking forward to some football when the Premier League returns tonight.

He added: “I am happy to see some football back in Britain – I’ve been watching the Bundesliga and the Spanish games at the weekend.

“When you don’t have that release of watching football, there’s not been too much else on and I’m watching too much Netflix.

“I’m just glad it’s is back.”