ANDY MORRISON has warned Connah’s Quay Nomads’ top-flight rivals that his team “will never back down”.

Morrison was forced into making five changes to his side for Saturday’s Scottish Challenge Cup tie with Championship outfit Falkirk.

Those that came in, including Jonny Spittle, Danny Harrison, Callum Morris, Jay Owen and Jack Kenny, helped Nomads pull off a memorable 1-0 win.

Morrison is expecting the likes of Laurence Wilson, George Horan and Andy Owens to be back available for tonight’s home clash with Caernarfon Town, while Michael Bakare, Ryan Wignall and Rob Hughes could also return, along with Danny Holmes.

But whichever team Morrison selects, he knows that his players will give absolutely everything for the cause.

“We can call on players, who will come in and won’t let us down,” said Morrison. “Every one of them, to a man, was outstanding (against Falkirk).

“They stood up against a big, strong and physical team and not one of them backed down. My team will never back down.

“We will face up to anything that is thrown at us because they are proper men and I’m very proud of them.”

Visiting Caernarfon Town know they are in for a tough 90 minutes at the Deeside Stadium, but after producing an impressive performance in defeat to leaders The New Saints, boss Sean Eardley is ready to take on second placed Nomads.

“I watched Connah’s Quay against TNS a matter of weeks ago and Jock has got them organised and working for him - his players run through brick walls for him,” said Eardley.

“They have got good technical players as well, they are a very tough side to beat and they have set the benchmark by getting a win against TNS.

“Hopefully the Cofi Army will come in their droves and we will give it another really good go and see what happens at the end of the 90 minutes.”

Table topping The New Saints, who lead Nomads on goal difference, are looking to right the wrongs of their Scottish Challenge Cup defeat to Queen’s Park against Aberystwyth Town tonight.

Scott Ruscoe’s Saints were expected to beat the Scottish League Two side at Park Hall, but after forcing extra time the home side were beaten 4-2 on penalties.

Ruscoe wants to put that defeat in the past this evening, saying: “It’s always good to bounce back and hopefully we will put in a performance we are used to.”

While Saints played on Saturday evening, Nev Powell’s Aberystwyth have had an 11 day break since beating Llanelli 3-1.

Powell, who sees his side head to Park Hall tonight before tackling Bala on Friday, said: “We will go to TNS and we will have a game plan, the same with Bala. Fingers crossed we can get some points out of them.

“If we perform like we did in the second-half against Llanelli we will trouble most teams.”

Cefn Druids midfielder Alec Mudimu, meanwhile, started for Zimbabwe as they continued their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Congo.

Mudimu saw Khama Billiat hand Zimbabwe the lead midway through the first-half, but Congo levelled five minutes after the restart.

Zimbabwe are back in action against DR Congo on Wednesday, October 10.