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Rhyl boss Hulse says TNS tie holds no fears [welsh-premier.com photo]
RHYL boss John Hulse says the FAW Premier Cup trip to Treflan holds no fears for him or his players.
"This will be a hard away game, but it will hard for them as well. Every time we play them the games are closely fought and this will be no different," he said.
"We could have drawn a team below us in the league but there are no easy games because the Welsh Cup and Premier Cup games are so important to club finances."
Rhyl reached last year's final before defeat at the hands of Wrexham, who beat TNS 2-0 in the quarter final.
The Lilies won four encounters against Saints last season but lost their early season Welsh Premier League game to a late goal.
That defeat also doesn´t bother Hulse who has been mystified by talk of the champions' shaky start to the season.
"Everything is going well and we are second in the league and still in two cups. You can´t argue with that."
Rhyl director Doug Mortimer said the cup tie would give them the chance to avenge the early season League defeat.
"We did not deserve to lose that game and we are not bothered about going to Llansantfraid.
"It is the toughest game we could have drawn but we won´t be fazed. The team spirit at Rhyl is fantastic and everyone knows how important the Premier Cup is to a club."
15 December 2020
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