TNS are determined to do well in the Welsh Cup this season as they look to defend their title from two seasons ago.

Saints won the cup in 2018/19, but are yet to have chance to defend the silverware after the competition was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic over the previous two seasons.

Anthony Limbrick admitted that the competition is not a huge priority for his side, but said his side is determined to go as far as they can.

“We are holders – we just haven’t had chance to defend it in the last couple of seasons,” he said.

“That makes us determined to do well in the competition and go as far as we can.

“I wouldn’t describe it as a huge priority, but it’s definitely important to us to do well.

“We want to progress past this round and we’ll be picking a team Friday which can do that.”

Last time out in the Welsh Cup, Saints put six past Llanrwst United, with three of the goals coming from youngsters Jake Canavan and Jeanny Leblanc-Akpo.

Limbrick is preparing his side for the cup fixture like any other game, but revealed there may be an opportunity to give some minutes to some of the squad’s younger players.

He said: “In the last game we gave some valuable game time to a couple of our younger players like Jake and Jeanny.

“Jake scored two – he’s a second-year scholar so he’s got a big future. It was good to give Jeanny an opportunity off the bench and good to see him score too.

“There’s the opportunity to drip-feed one or two of the younger ones in, but I think it is a time to keep winning and keep on the front foot.”

Conwy Borough currently lie eighth in the Cymru North league, and Limbrick’s side have been analysing their recent performances ahead of Friday’s match.

“We’re preparing and planning as best as we can,” Limbrick said. “We have managed to get their last two games on video which is good.

“We make sure we always do our due diligence on our opposition – the analysis is something we find very important.

“I’ve been on the other end of a lot of cup upsets as a coach in the Football League and National League, so I know what you can do when you’re the underdogs.

“We’ll be making sure we don’t give them any chance to get anything from the game on Friday and will be looking to get on the front foot nice and early.”

Friday’s fixture takes place at Conwy Borough’s Y Morfa Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).