TOP-FLIGHT defences beware: Jamie Insall believes he’s only operating at 75 per cent of his capabilities - and the striker won’t rest until he’s firing on all cylinders.

Insall has scored nine goals in his last 10 matches after starting the campaign with one in nine, that form earning him the October player of the month award.

But Insall insists there is plenty more to come, saying: “I think I’m probably at 75 per cent at the moment. I think there is a lot more to come from me and I still think I could lose another half a stone, which would make me half a yard quicker.

“I’m quite a perfectionist so when it comes down to my individual performances I think there is still loads to improve.”

And Insall is delighted to be amongst the goals, hitting double figures with the second of Nomads’ three against Newtown last Friday, but the team comes first.

“The main thing for me is that the team is winning, but if the team don’t win and I don’t score, that’s an issue,” said the striker. “At the moment, if the team is winning and I can help out by scoring goals, everyone is happy.

“I think wherever I’ve been and whatever level I’ve been at, I’ve always scored goals.

“I think the main thing for me was to come in and get myself fit after two years out and show everyone what I can do.

“It’s about the team, but if I’m scoring goals then I’m doing my job and Nomads will be up there come the end of the season.”

Paired in attack with Michael Wilde, Insall is really starting to hit his stride as he regains full fitness after a two-year ban for failing a drugs test while on-loan at East Fife from Hibs.

“Scoring goals will never change, it’s just having the brain to be in the right place at the right time and the question was whether I could get there!” reflected Insall on his early days in Flintshire.

“With six months of my ban left I got myself as fit as I could and the gaffer gave me the opportunity to come here ready.”

Insall hopes to continue to repay Nomads’ faith by playing a key role in tomorrow’s home semi-final tie against rivals Bala Town.

Nomads were beaten in both the Welsh Cup and Scottish Challenge Cup finals last season, and were knocked out of this competition in the last four by Cardiff Met.

“Any cup we enter we do our best to go and win it and I don’t think it will be any different this year,” said Insall.

“Our focus is on overcoming Bala and getting ourselves in another final that we could potentially win.

“In every competition we will be giving it our best and hopefully there will be some silverware at the end of the season.”

Nomads beat Bala 1-0 in the league at Maes Tegid earlier this season, but Insall doesn’t expect that match to have any bearing on tomorrow’s knockout tie.

“I don’t think you look at that as each game is different,” added Insall. “We’ve got quite a good home record and we want to get through.”