IT doesn't get much bigger than The New Saints versus Connah's Quay Nomads - certainly given the form the two title rivals are in as they clash at Park Hall tonight.

Table topping Nomads have won six matches on the spin since opening the campaign with a battling draw against Bala Town.

And Scott Ruscoe's Saints have secured maximum points in all six of their fixtures, scoring 25 goals without reply, as they look to wrestle the league title back of Andy Morrison's men.

Ahead of the crunch meeting, Morrison said: "I'm under no illusions how tough it will be with the start they've had.

"They've not conceded a goal, they've got maximum points and I've got to respect that and give great credit to that.

"The players that have been there many years are still pulling the strings and producing results.

"I've never, ever had a problem with TNS and their group of players, who have always been the strength.

"They've shown their character again with the results they've got and we are looking forward to it."

Nomads were below-par in the capital on Saturday as they secured a 2-1 victory over Cardiff Met courtesy of goals from Priestley Farquharson and Craig Curran.

The Flintshire outfit lost Michael Wilde to a nasty head injury, the experienced striker set to join the likes of Jamie Insall, George Horan, Danny Holmes and Brayden Shaw on the sidelines.

Looking at his playing options, Morrison continued: "Will we have another body back? I doubt it. Wildey has got a nasty one and I don't know how long it will take to heal.

"We are really, really up against it and we've got to find a way to get XI players on the pitch.

"We couldn't be in a better position in terms of results going into the game - undefeated and with six wins on the spin.

"We will try and pick a team to do us proud and what I do know is we can't be any worse than we were in the first-half (at Cardiff Met)."

Nomads defender Farquharson, who has now scored three goals in his last two games, insists he and his team-mates won't be taking a backward step at Park Hall.

"It will be a tough game, but hopefully we can just keep pushing because we've had a few injuries," he said. "I know we'll pull through, that's what we do, we are disciplined.

"We aren't scared of going there, so it will be a big game."

Saints boss Ruscoe is delighted his side are heading into the top of the table showdown with a perfect record.

Ruscoe said: "Six games, six wins takes us into this game nicely with some good form, some good goals and excellent play."

Experienced goalkeeper Paul Harrison, who has enjoyed his start to the campaign, won't be getting too excited regardless of the outcome this evening.

"It's a big game, but every game is going to be big this year," he said. "It's just another three points, that's how you've got to look at it.

"They've had a good start as well, but hopefully it's us who can keep ours going."