ANDY MORRISON insists that Connah's Quay Nomads are ready to challenge on four fronts this season with European football the ultimate goal.

Nomads enjoyed a hugely impressive 2018/19 season, finishing runners-up in the Cymru Premier, Welsh Cup and Scottish Challenge Cup, while reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup.

The Flintshire outfit followed that campaign up with a memorable Europa League victory over Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, before bowing out to Partizan Belgrade.

Morrison and his players are ready to start the process all over again, starting at home to Cardiff Met tomorrow.

"It’s the start of another season and it’s going to be a long season with the same ideas as last year, which is to get European football," said the Nomads boss.

If you get European football that creates a two-week break and then you are back at it. That’s how it’s been for seven years for me.

"We have to fight on four fronts, and if we do our work properly and match the standards we’ve set, then European football is a possibility at the end of the season."

Nomads are being tipped as one of teams to challenge The New Saints' top-flight dominance.

Morrison continued: "We are challenging on four fronts again and we want to go as far as we can in those competitions.

"Last Saturday at Rhyl was never about keeping players fresh for Cardiff Met, it was about putting out the best team to win that game - that’s what we always try to do and, touch wood, it’s brought us success for four years and long may it continue."

Crucial to success for Nomads is finding the right balance between defence and attack.

"I firmly believe, and it’s not bragging or boasting, that I could get 32 clean sheets, I believe I could go the whole season without conceding a goal," said Morrison. "That would get you relegated - 32 points - so you have to try and get the balance right, which is key."

Cardiff Met were also in Europa League action over the summer, losing on away goals to Progres in the preliminary round.

Morrison believes the Archers will be better for the experience.

"They had a great victory in Europe and they were very, very unfortunate not to come through the preliminary round. They looked like they were through at one stage, but they will be stronger for the experience," said Morrison, who is set to welcome back Michael Wilde tomorrow. "Christian Edwards is an incredibly bright manager, who has learned very quickly. He will admit that when he first came into the league that he thought there was a certain way of playing. A lot of young managers get drawn into that and they either realise very quickly, learn and stay in their jobs or they don’t and they fade away.

"Christian has adapted his team many times and come up with a formula for winning and that the dirty side of football needs to be done.

"They are not just an attractive, pass it out from the back and through the thirds with overloads, they have realised that there is another side and that’s what has impressed me most."