JUBILANT The New Saints boss Anthony Limbrick says he will weigh up whether he needs to freshen up his side for their UEFA Conference League second qualifying round trip to Lithuania on Tuesday.

The Saints booked their meeting with Kauno Zalgiris after seeing off Northern Ireland side Glentoran with two goals inside a first-half minute at Park Hall.

A Declan McManus penalty followed immediately by a deflected Leo Smith effort midway through the first 45 was enough to seal the win.

With Keston Davies limping off and key players out, Limbrick admitted he may have to make changes for the short turnaround before a longer gap to the second leg.

“We might have to have a look at freshening the side up for Tuesday,” he said.

“A couple of players came down injured today too and we had to take one or two off, so we might need fresh legs.

“We have a good couple of young players that are coming back – we will have a look at the walking wounded on Friday and make a decision.

“We’ll take the quick turnaround in our stride – we haven’t thought too much about it because we made sure we concentrated on tonight.

“You can look too far into the future but we have plans in place for whether we’re playing Tuesday or Thursday.

“I think being away first helps us and then we’ve got a bit of time to prepare for the home game the following Thursday.

“We’re just pleased to get through.”

Saints’ win over Glentoran was built on defensive solidity which Limbrick was delighted to see and he praised the first half showing by his men.

But it was the clinical approach at both ends which pleased him most.

He added: “I thought we defended really well in the away leg even though we conceded late.

“We know that the players can put their bodies on the line and defend well but I was really pleased in the first half with how we played our football.

“In the second half, we didn’t play as well as we wanted but we made sure we got the clean sheet, which was really important.

“One of our key bits was to be clinical in both boxes; you could say at one end we were because we didn’t concede and at the other, we got the two goals quickly.

“I thought we could have been more clinical and got the third which would’ve seen the game out to be fair.

“But we didn’t and I’m pleased those forwards could score, with Leo getting another goal which is great for him.”