The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe has admitted he is not surprised at the speed at which Dean Ebbe has settled in at Park Hall following his two goals in the Welsh Cup win over Caernarfon.

Saints are looking to reclaim their crown after losing last year's final and are now into the quarter-finals and still on course for a potential quadruple with the League Cup already sealed and a semi-final to come in the Irn-Bru Cup.

Ruscoe, in his first year as boss, felt the win over Caernarfon was comfortable despite not sealing the win until the minutes and says his side don't fear anyone left in the draw, including Tier 5 minnows Penydarren BGC.

"It was fairly comfortable – they had a few set pieces of real quality which troubled us but not much more," he said.

"They got it back to 2-1 but I thought it was offside when the ball went in. But if you look at the bigger picture, we dominated on a very difficult pitch and it was great to come away with an important.

"It was good to get the early goal and it was good for Dean to get his first goal with his effort of the game. I'm pleased for him and when you do score early, it gives you the impetus to want to get another one.

"I'm not surprised by this - we watched him, he's very laid back and he's got a hunger about him wanting to succeed. Even though he's only on a short-term contract, we can see already he takes on board what we're saying to him.

"He's a goalscorer too; he's in the right spot at the right time, like Greg Draper, attacks the right positions and does like he did the other night.

"We don't have anyone to fear in the draw.

"I was watching Llandudno versus Ruthin and they almost caused an upset. The underdog will always have that fight in them and put more into the game.

"There's Penydarren who are left as the minnows and from the fifth tier of the Welsh system; they've done fantastically getting through to the quarter-final.

"With a home draw, we fancy anybody."