MICHAEL WILDE believes Connah's Quay Nomads can "create a lot of problems" for Partizan Belgrade.

Nomads head to Serbia to lock horns with Savo Milosevic's men, who hold a slender 1-0 lead from last week's second qualifying round first-leg.

Aleksandar Scekic's volley just after the hour mark handed Partizan an advantage, but Milosevic's men knew they had been in the heat of battle.

And Wilde reckons Nomads can put pressure on Partizan, who are red-hot favourites to progress.

"We will, no matter what happens, give a good account of ourselves," said striker Wilde.

"If that little bit of luck is on our side and we can put away one or two of those half-chances we can create a lot of problems.

"I wouldn’t say we had them rattled, but we definitely had them questioning themselves.

"We can’t be deluded, we need to stay in the game for as long as possible, because there is a vast difference between Connah’s Quay and Partizan Belgrade."

"But it shows you how far we’ve come that we’ve come off the pitch and the dressing room is deflated because one goal is the difference."

Only a handful of Partizan fans made the trip to Rhyl last Thursday, a far cry from what Nomads can expect from the return leg in Serbia.

Partizan had an average attendance of around 4,500 last season, and Nomads will no doubt be welcomed by a vocal section of the home side's supporters.

"It’s going to be testing, but nothing will phase us," said Wilde. "The gaffer always speaks about the men he’s got and they are right the way throughout the squad now. I don’t think there is anybody who needs to grow up. Everybody has done it at some point during this European campaign.

"When you look to the left and right of you there are lads who want to stand up and be counted, and it makes you want to be part of this team - that’s probably the reason why I’m playing for so long."

Asked about a hostile Partizan crowd, Wilde, with a smile on his face, continued: "That excites me more so than the football aspect, I suppose."

Wilde does appreciate that Partizan will be better equipped to deal with what Nomads have to throw at the hosts, while Milosevic's men will benefit from home advantage.

That doesn't faze the 35-year-old frontman, however.

He said: "It’s hard to play football on that pitch, it’s dry and it’s hot, so that might have stopped them playing free-flowing football, but that’s taking things away from us because we did everything right.

"We ticked a load of boxes. We’ve managed to stifle them in certain areas and got the ball into right areas for us to create opportunities.

"It goes to show how much we believe in ourselves that we can nullify a team like that, and with a bit more luck on the day, and let’s face it, you do need luck to progress."

Milosevic, meanwhile, reckons Nomads will struggle on a slick Partizan Stadium playing surface.

"I think we'll play better in Belgrade with a better pitch, it'll be faster, so we'll see how they deal with it," said Milosevic.