SO far, the curse of the Welsh Premier manager of the month award has failed to strike Andy Preece.

The club's director of football received his cheque before Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat of The New Saints and, with a 1-0 win at Bangor in the league last Friday, Airbus have maintained an unbeaten record stretching back to the end of April.

"It was a great result for us," said Preece. "First half we played really well and could have been 4-0 up. We set our stall out and that won us the game the first half hour.

"They came more into it towards the end of the first half and had a lot of possession in the second half without really creating a lot as we defended really well. I was pleased with the way we dug in to get the result.

"To beat The New Saints does take something special and we provided that.

"To beat Bangor at their place as well has taken a lot of mental and physical strength from our lads. 

"We’ve learned a lot from last season and are now becoming far more difficult to beat.

"This is a tough league but I think that our European games helped us in our preparation. We started well and if we quality for Europe again it will be a huge achievement."

Rhyl are the visitors to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium on Friday night and Preece anticipates a difficult task.

"Rhyl have done well since coming back up. They gave us a good game up at their place and there’s no doubt that we have a tough night ahead of us but hopefully we can stretch our league run to 11 matches undefeated," he added.