THE New Saints FC will have to adhere to Welsh regulation with regards to fans returning to stadiums, despite their stadium being situated in England.

Park Hall Stadium, home to the 13-time Welsh Premier League champions, sits on the English side of the border in Whittington.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that stadiums in England could welcome back 4,000 fans – or 50 per cent of capacity – from December 2, provided they are subject to Tier One Covid-19 restrictions.

But the Welsh Government has stated TNS must follow their rules, in accordance with the other teams in the Welsh leagues.

A Welsh Government spokesperson, said: “The coronavirus regulations are relevant in the country in which the activity takes place.

“The Football Association of Wales manages the Cymru Premier league and TNS would need to make sure they comply with the specific league rules and regulations too.”

An announcement is yet to be made about fans returning to stadiums in Wales, but TNS boss Scott Ruscoe hopes it happens soon.

He said: “As a player and a manager, you want the fans to come back and you want the atmosphere and fans behind the teams.

“It’s vital. Playing behind closed doors is different, and when you see fans back in stadiums abroad and cheering their teams on, you want to be part of that.

“The sooner we can have that, the better.

“Not just for us but for other teams as well in the league. It’s great for both home and away games.

“When you look at the likes of Caernarfon Town who have a good following, it makes it a better game for teams going there as well as for them.”