EXPERIENCED centre-back George Horan could be forgiven for savouring every big game for Connah's Quay Nomads as he nears the end of the career - but they just keep coming.

Horan is hoping to overcome a hamstring injury so he features in tonight's clash against Georgian champions Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League second qualifying round at Wrexham's Racecourse ground.

It is the latest in a long line of high profile matches that Nomads have played over the last few seasons - both domestically and in Europe - after experiencing success under Quay boss Andy Morrison.

Horan - now 38 - has played his part in Nomads rise, with the Deeside Stadium outfit wrestling the Cymru Premier title from The New Saints' grasp last season.

And while he always thinks the next big game could be his last, Horan is arguably in the twilight of his career.

"I have been so fortunate," said Horan.

"I have said it a couple of times before that my career hasn't just fizzled out.

"I have still played in decent games in decent occasions.

"You count yourself lucky and try and take it all in when you are playing in them because it might be your last one as you get to a certain age.

"You try and keep yourself fit. It is the fittest I have been in ages as well and then I go and pick this injury up, it is so frustrating.

"I am normally alright with injuries."

A hamstring problem kept Horan out of Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Bala Town of the opening day of the Welsh top-flight season.

The defender is hoping to win his fitness battle and be passed fit to he can play on the big stage once again.

"I was too keen," said Horan.

"I trained hard and maybe at my age, I should think a bit more about myself and take it easy.

"It is frustrating because I always think these games don't come round too often and when they do, you always think at my age they are going to be your last one."

Horan is returning to where it all began having started his career with Wrexham.

A first spell at Nomads began in 2000 after leaving The Racecourse and was followed by stints with Rhyl and Chester before Horan returned to the Quay in 2014.

Wrexham have dropped down to the National League since Horan started making his way in the game under Brian Flynn, but he still has fond memories of his time with the Reds.

"I know the club has changed hands a couple of times since I was there and it was mad the way they went down the leagues," said Horan.

"They were in League One when I was there, getting close to the play-offs every year under Brian Flynn which was good.

"We had big squads and even our reserve team was full of first teamers, it was always tough for young lads getting through.

"The likes of Karl Connolly were there, it was a decent team and I had some good times there."