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McKENNA UNDER PRESSURE TO DELIVER
  TNS chief Ken McKenna is under pressure to deliver silverware to the Saints' trophy cabinet.
SAINTS are on a salvage mission this Sunday as they desperately seek silverware from a season that promised so much, but has so far delivered nothing.
Beaten to the punch by Rhyl in the Welsh Premier title race, TNS have the opportunity for instant revenge when they face their rivals in the Welsh Cup final.
And nobody is under more pressure than Saints' chief Ken McKenna, who fears his job could be on the line after failing to bring any honours to Treflan since his appointment in mid-season 2000/1.
Three runners-up spots in the league are all he has to show for his time in charge - acceptable for the rest of the league's clubs but not for owner Mike Harris, who may be losing patience with his full-time charges.
McKenna points to a season of major injury disruptions to justify the club's failure to lift the title.
The long-term absence of Gary Brabin and John Leah, coupled with an injury-hit season for John Toner and Nicky Ward among others, has certainly made life difficult for the manager.
But the best retort would be to win a second Welsh Cup, which would go some way to assuaging the disappointment of losing out to the Lillies in the league and perhaps buy McKenna another term to bring a Welsh Premier title to Llansantffraid again.
6 May 2021
 
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