TNS bid to make history on Sunday.

Standing in the Oswestry club's way of etching their name into British football history will be Airdrieonians, the Scottish Championship club and Scottish Trophy favourites ahead of the showpiece in Falkirk.

The Saints stand one win away from becoming the first club to take the silverware out of Scotland.

Head coach Craig Harrison said: "It is a fantastic opportunity for the club and Welsh football.

"We are really looking forward to the game and have done due diligence in watching our opponents, training and travelling up there.

"We have really enjoyed this competition, is something different for the players to look forward to during the season and we are delighted to have made the final."


Harrison insisted Airdrie would start as favourites with the Scottish Championship club battling to ensure the trophy is not lost from north of the border for the first time.

"They are a Scottish Championship team, a strong team," said Harrison. "We have high standards and want to win every match but know this will be a tough game against a dangerous side."

Harrison hoped his players would seize their moment to make new history with the Oswestry club totally dominant on the domestic front with two trophies already in the bag – including the JD Cymru Premier which was won for a record 16th time.

With the Saints unlikely to be challenged in the JD Cymru Premier for the foreseeable future save for drastic changed to the Welsh football landscape, the Scottish Trophy and European competition progress are likely to become the club's new priorities.

However first the Saints must become the first non-Scottish club to lift the trophy.

Harrison insisted the squad had the talent to go into Sunday's final with more than a hope of victory.

"I think which ever team turns up on the day will win the match." said Harrison. "We have to make sure that it us and we have no regrets come the end of the game."