TNS head into Sunday's JD Welsh Cup final against Penybont at the Cardiff City Stadium aiming to complete a league and cup double.

Despite the Saints having to embark on a mammoth three hour trek to the capital and their opponents travelling just 45 minutes in comparison the Oswestry side will be massive favourites.

TNS won the league with a second highest points tally ever while the Bridgend side suffered a humiliating 11-0 drubbing at Bala Town in their league season finale.

Head coach Anthony Limbrick said: “We felt like we raised the standard and we were pleased to get the title over the line with seven games to go.

“I think it shows how far we've come as a club to get to 80 points which was very pleasing.

"Now we want finish strongly in the Welsh Cup final as we were the last team to win the competition, and we've shown in our team selections in previous rounds that we take this competition very seriously. I think it's an excellent cup competition personally, and now we want to go and finish it off.

However Limbrick warned against underestimating the south Walians.

He said: "When we've played them before we've had some of our hardest games against them. They can really hurt you as they have some attacking threats in their team.

"We don't know who's going to play because of their injury situation, but they've got some really good attacking players in there. They drive forward from midfield and have experience at the back. We think there are some things we can exploit them with, but we're expecting a very tight and tough game, and they deserve to be in the final.”

Having won the JD Cymru Premier for eight consecutive seasons between 2012 and 2019, TNS lost their crown to Connah's Quay Nomads during the last two years.

However Limbrick has reasserted the club's dominance this season while Nomads have endured a season from hell following a 19 point deduction.

The Saints chief has also savoured the JD Welsh Cup which has offered the club a chance to play different opposition in front of larger crwods.

He said: "I really enjoy the cup atmosphere and the vibe in the crowd of a knock-out competition as it adds an extra edge. It's been a great competition and now we're grateful to be in the final and to play at a great stadium in a game that means so much.”

Key to the Saints' success has been Golden Boot winner Declan McManus.

McManus arrived at Park Hall from Scottish side Dunfermline Athletic last summer and immediately made headlines with a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen in UEFA Europa Conference League before claiming the Golden Boot in his debut season.

“It was something that excited me,” said the talented 27-year old when asked about his move. “It was the chance to play European football and to win trophies in another country. Thankfully, I've managed to achieve that with the league title, and hopefully now Sunday will be another one.

"Once I trained with these boys I knew I had the chance to score some goals. It's been a brilliant season for me individually and for the team. We've been really consistent and kept our standards high within the group.

“Every game against Penybont this season has been difficult and they've made it tough for us, so it's a difficult game and we're under no illusions about that.”