ANDY Preece says everyone in Welsh football outside Oswestry wants his team to beat The New Saints in Sunday's live TV clash at Park Hall (kick-off 4.00pm).

Airbus drew on their last visit to Shropshire, holding Craig Harrison’s side to a 1-1 draw, but will be hoping to avenge a controversial 3-2 home defeat in October – which Preece branded 'a travesty'.

"I hope we can be the team to beat them, because no-one wants them to go undefeated," he told the Chronicle.

"All the other teams will be wanting us to do it and everyone outside of TNS would be happy.

"They shouldn’t be judged against teams like us – the challenge for them is how they get on in Europe against other professional clubs. 

"We’ve seen what happens – is it a draw and five losses since I’ve been here? I think they’ve scored one goal in those six games. 

"That’s the true test for them, and that’s how you measure how good they are. Meanwhile we’ve drawn three out of four games against full-time clubs in the Europa League."

But Preece is still full of admiration for Sunday's opponents.

"Don’t get me wrong, they’re a fantastic team in this league and they play some fantastic football," he added.

"I’ve got the utmost respect for them because they’ve got that pressure of knowing they’re expected to win every week – and that they should.

"They shouldn’t really drop any points, but we know we can give them a game because we’ve pushed them all the way nearly every time we’ve played them – and we’ve beaten them a couple of times too.

"We’ve shown we can compete with them in one-off games and we’ll go there thinking we can win, but realistically anything we get will be a bonus and we’ll have to be on top of our game. There’s no pressure on us, only the pressure we put in ourselves."

TNS have not lost a domestic home game since November 2012 and their current league record is 19 wins and six draws. 

The Wingmakers, who have scored 12 goals in their last three games, will again be without Lewis Short, who has a groin problem, and Jay Owen, who is recovering from a knee injury. But, on a positive note, Ashley Williiams is set to return to the side.

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