New TNS boss Anthony Limbrick has been impressed with his players as they set their sights on regaining the JD Cymru Premier in the closing stages of the season.

The former interim Grimsby Town boss took over earlier this month after Scott Ruscoe’s departure, and guided the team to a 1-0 win over Bala Town and a 6-0 win over Barry Town United, as Saints made it three wins from three in Phase Two of the season so far.

With the assistance of Chris Seargeant, Limbrick has been using his first week in the job to analyse his squad on the training ground, and has so far been impressed with what the players have to offer.

He said: “I’ve been impressed with the players so far and they’ve really taken onboard what myself and Chris Seargeant have implemented so far.

“We had a week’s worth of training before the Bala game which was very beneficial.

“It was helpful to see them up close and it was good to get a positive result on the weekend ahead of a busy period.

“We’re playing a midweek game pretty much every week between now and the end of the season, so we’re going to need all the players in the squad.

“There’s good competition for places at the moment and there aren’t too many injuries at the minute, so there’s plenty of players to pick from.

“There are good players here to pick from and we will need all of them in this run-in.”

Reflecting on the match at Maes Tegid at the weekend, Limbrick was pleased to see his side keep a clean sheet, and also keep the league’s leading scorer quiet.

He said: “It was a very physical game – they were quite direct and we had to match up with them in that sense.

“I thought the players from the front to the back deserved that clean sheet.

“The players dealt well with the aerial threat, from open play and from set pieces as well.

“We were pleased and we know there are improvements we can make on that performance too.

“I’ve known of [Chris Venables] previously and I really like him – he’s a very interesting player who is certainly a threat.

“He only had a few chances in the game and we managed to keep him scoreless, but he’s one of the better strikers in the league from what I’ve seen.”

The three points, which were taken home by TNS after Ryan Brobbel’s early goal, put TNS at the top of the table.

But Limbrick insists the team is taking things one game at a time as they pursue the title.

He said: “We’re taking it game by game and we want to win each of the matches we have left.

“If we take care of that, the league will take care of itself come the end of the season.

“We really do need to concentrate on what we’re doing at the moment and taking games in our stride.

“We’re giving each game the respect it deserves and looking to put in good performances.”