ANDY MORRISON will resist channelling his inner-Winston Churchill as Connah's Quay Nomads' title bid intensifies.

Nomads are a point clear at the summit with 11 games of the season remaining, the first of which sees the Flintshire side visit Carmarthen Town tomorrow evening.

But rather than launch into a series of rousing pre-match speeches between now and the end of the season, Morrison will instead urge his Nomads to keep repeating good habits.

"It's one game at a time," said Morrison. "I could press a recorder, there's no Churchillian speeches or words of wisdom, it's about repeating the things that have brought you success.

"The Cardiff Met game at home, the Bala game at home - it's about repeating the good habits and the professional qualities, and staying away from the first 20 minutes of the game at Bala.

"It's as simple as that. Look at the things that have brought you success and keep doing them, and keep doing them right.

"Over a 90-minute game you'll create more chances than the other team and restrict the opposition."

Nomads head into the clash with the Old Gold on the back of a 6-1 thumping of Aberystwyth Town.

Morrison was encouraged by his team's performance for most of the encounter, insisting that Nomads need to tighten up at the back in preparation for a nip and tuck top-six campaign.

"I thought the second-half was probably as dogged, solid and as incredibly hard to break down as we've been in a long time," said Morrison. "It pleased me a lot more than the open basketball game in the first-half, which is just painful for me to watch.

"We are going to score goals, we've got so many good attributes and threats in the team, so it will now be about keeping that backdoor shut.

"So many games in the top-six over the seasons have been down to the finest margins and 1-0 results with a goal from a set-play or a bit of brilliance.

"There are no wide open games in the top-six, so your defensive record is crucial."

Midfielder Callum Morris, who scored the opening goal against Aberystwyth from the penalty spot, echoed the thoughts of his manager, insisting that the players' sole focus is on the upcoming match.

"Every game is very important," he said. "We've come unstuck in a few games and TNS have come unstuck in a few, so we all know how the league can swing.

"We will be 100 per cent focused for the next game."

On being two points ahead of serial title winners The New Saints, Morris added: "Over the years TNS haven't been used to looking up so it's nice. But we know that there is a long way to go so we are not counting any chickens."

Colin Caton wants to see an improved defensive performance from Bala Town in their top-six warm-up with Caernarfon Town.

Bala head into the contest on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Cardiff Met, and Caton wants his Lakesiders to right those wrongs tomorrow in preparation for the second phase of the campaign.

“It’s a good challenge. It’s probably the strongest top-six that’s ever been involved in the Welsh Premier League in terms of quality,” said Caton ahead of the televised clash. “It’s going to be difficult and we need to sort ourselves out defensively.

“Going forward I don’t think there are many games we haven’t scored in, but our defence is a concern.”

Caernarfon head to Bala having pipped Cardiff Met, who head to Llandudno, and Aberystwyth, to a top-six spot.

Aberystwyth are on the road as they make their way to title challengers Barry Town United, who are in second spot, a point off leaders Connah’s Quay and one ahead of third placed The New Saints.

Scott Ruscoe’s Saints entertain Llanelli, who will be looking for Leon Britton to show his Premier League class at Park Hall tomorrow evening.

Saints have been dealt a blow by the news that Ben Cabango, pictured, has returned to Swansea after the reigning Welsh champions failed to extend his loan stay.

Ruscoe said: “He hasn’t extended his loan but we haven’t closed the door on this, he has been an excellent addition to our squad since.”