MICHAEL WILDE knows what it takes to win cups with Connah’s Quay Nomads - and the striker is out to prove that point tomorrow.

Nomads host arch rivals The New Saints in the tie of the round as Wilde gets ready for his second debut in a red shirt after switching back to the club from Flint Town United over the summer.

“Connah’s Quay are the cup holders. They won it last year and they won it the season before that when I was here,” said Wilde (pictured left).

“So we’re in no mood to let our hold go on that trophy.”

The Saints, who ended Nomads hopes of a Cymru Premier League title treble last season, head to The Deeside Stadium without a manager after Anthony Limbrick was sacked last week despite bringing silverware back to Park Hall.

“They’ll be a bit wounded and will come here with a point to prove. We’ve got to be ready for them and we’ll do what we always do best against TNS.”

On his return to Nomads after a season’s stay at Flint, Wilde, now 38, described the move as a ‘no brainer’.

“I still want to keep playing and if I’m playing I want to set myself challenges,” added Wilde, who also won trophies galore during his time with TNS. “Last season at Flint, the challenge was to get into the top six and we did that.

“But manager Neil Gibson left and that was one of a number of things why I decided to leave.

“The challenge at Nomads is to bring back European football after missing out last season and it was no brainer. I couldn’t wait to come back.”

Chris Seargeant is in temporary charge at TNS and he said: “We know what Connah’s Quay are all about. But Connah’s Quay need to worry about us!”

Huw Griffiths’ Caernarfon Town, boosted by Tuesday’s 2-0 win over a decent Wrexham XI, venture across the Menai Straits tonight to take on Holyhead Hotspur.

Tomorrow’s other ties: Aberystwyth v Llanidloes; Ammanford v Swansea Uni; Pontypridd v Carmarthen; Trefelin BGC v Taff’s Well. Tonight: Afan Lido v Cwmbran Celtic; Haverfordwest County v Barry Town. Sunday: Cardiff Met v Newtown.