Monday, August 23, 2010
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Saints can impress in Sofia, says Davies

SAINTS' manager Mike Davies is backing his side to give another impressive European performance against CSKA in Sofia on Thursday night.

The Bulgarians were given the green light to continue in the Europa League after allegations they fielded an ineligible player in the second leg of the previous round, when they beat Cliftonville 2-1 at Belfast's Windsor Park.
Following a Uefa investigation today, the Bulgarian Football Union has confirmed that striker Spas Delev is "a correctly and officially contracted CSKA player" and eligible to face TNS.
"Everything is on course and we are as prepared as we can be for the game. We are over there now and trying to acclimatise quickly and look forward to the game," said Davies.
"We are big underdogs and we are under no illusions but they are no Anderlecht. They haven't started brightly in their league, and their discipline is also a bit of problem.
"We can take positives from that and give it our best shot. We have watched some videos and I went to see them last week so let's see what we can do.
"The main thing for us ideally is to get the away goal and make sure we keep their score down so we've got to make sure we are focused on the task.
"The humidity could be difficult and we can expect a hostile atmosphere but the lads are experienced and I'm sure we'll adapt," he added.

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