TNS chairman Mike Harris has labelled the Welsh Government's decision to ban supporters from sports grounds as "absolutely ridiculous."

Harris said the Oswestry based club would be bound to follow the controversial ruling as a member of the Football Association of Wales.

However the Saints' chairman insisted they made no sense.

He said the new rules would simply "drive people into other people's pubs and houses", and drive many fans across the border to watch their teams away from home.

"We don't want to force people to make those journeys across the border to go watch it somewhere else," he said on Radio Wales.

"It's absolutely ridiculous - Swansea's game at Millwall will be on on Boxing Day and London has the highest number of Omicron cases.

"Fans will jump by car or train and go to watch the match live in Millwall."

The Saints are runaway leaders at the top of the JD Cymru Premier but will now be forced to play behind closed doors for an unspecified number of games while also raising fears of a repeat of the cancelled 2019/20 season which was decided on a points per game basis.

In contrast Bishop's Castle Town Football Club plan to welcome spectators for their MMP-NL Mid Wales League East clash at home to Churchstoke

While Churchstoke fans will be unable to watch their club on home soil or Welsh grounds they will be able to make the six mile drive across the border to Bishop's Castle where the Welsh Government remit does not extend.

A Bishop's Castle Football Club spokesman said: "Spectators are still permitted to attend home games, but social distancing protocols must be followed."