TNS ARCHIVE
McKENNA TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED
WP ARCHIVE

TNS - Barry games are usually title deciders, so this weekend's game has an unusual feel.

A VISIT to Jenner Park is usually one of the most crucial games of the Welsh Premier season, but with the Dragons currently languishing at the foot of the table, this weekend's clash has an unfamiliar feel.
But TNS boss Ken McKenna is taking nothing for granted.
"I have been going down to Barry for years and come back with nothing," he said. "It's done my head in.
"I really did my best as a player and manager to put one over on Barry and failed. There is no way we will be taking things for granted.
"Funnily enough, though, I like going to Barry. The fans are great and the playing surface is excellent, but we're going for three points. "Last season we lost two games to the bottom five clubs and still did not win the league with 80 points, so there is absolutely no chance we will be over-confident.
"We will treat the present Barry Town as the side of old, and prepare as professionally as we can. I don't intend to go back empty-handed again."
Barry's problems have been well-publicised, but there were signs that things were finally coming together when they managed an away point at Carmarthen in their last League game.
That win has now been put into perspective by recent results for the Richmond Park-outfit and Barry's wheels fell off again at home to Welsh League side, Risca & Gelli United, in the Welsh Cup.
The game looks like the proverbial away banker, but with a new management team now settled in place, it's a good bet Barry won't stay anchored to the foot of the table for too long.
So this is a game Saints will want to negotiate without too many problems.
Scott Ruscoe and leading scorer, Jamie Wood, are both unavailable through suspension.
15 October 2021