FOOTBALL fans 'should not miss out' on a historic moment for a local team, a Member of the Senedd has said.

Jack Sargeant, MS for Alyn and Deeside, has written to the FAW and First Minister to seek their support in ensuring that next week’s Champions League game between the Connah’s Quay Nomads and FK Sarajevo is available on free to view tv, as well as streamed online.

He told the Leader that everyone should be able to watch the Nomads in the Champions League.

Next week’s game is being played behind closed doors at the Cardiff City stadium. This means that loyal fans will miss out on seeing the team who are playing in the Champions League for the first time.

Mr Sargeant said: “Next week is set to be a historic week for football in north east Wales and particularly in Deeside. We are all incredibly proud of the Nomads and want to watch the game. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which means restrictions on attending grounds have to be in place. We therefore have to find an alternative way for people to watch this game.

“In the 'Quay' we are incredibly proud of the phenomenal journey the Nomads have been on in recent years and the thought of missing this latest chapter is just not acceptable. I have shared my letter with S4C and the Minister Lord Ellis-Thomas and am seeking their support in getting this game on tv and streamed online.”