ASSISTANT manager Andy Morrison says the Welsh Premier League is not going to be a two-horse race between TNS and Airbus this season.
"Absolutely not for me this season," he said following Friday night's 2-1 away win at Bangor City.
"I think it's a totally different league this year. TNS are the exception with the full-time facility that they have, it makes it very difficult.
"But I think Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Port Talbot - I think Connah's Quay are going to get a lot better as they go on - it's going to be a great season.
"It's going to be a great league this year and there's going to be a lot of results where you say I didn't expect that."
Morrison says the management are pleased with the start to the new campaign.
"We've had a good start to the season, seven points from three games when you're playing away at Bala and playing away at Bangor we would have taken that.
"People are talking about us drawing 0-0 away to Bala but it's going to be really tough this year for anyone to go there and get anything, so we're pleased.
"We obviously had a home game against Port Talbot postponed, which sets you back a little bit, we'll be playing catch-up on that, but we're very pleased with the seven points."
Morrison was delighted with the Bangor result and says the management and players enjoy the experience at Nantporth.
"It's always tough, we've had some fantastic games here in our time against Bangor," he added.
"The crowd make it vibrant and lively and they're loud and it's just a great place to play, the surface is great, we've always enjoyed it and to be fair we were looking forward to coming here, knowing we were in for a tough game."
Jock underwent surgery in Wythenshawe Hospital today for the removal of a tumour from his chest but was in good spirits when interviewed by Sgorio.
"I don't want any cards, fruit or chocolates, but if anybody wants to send some money in that would be great because the budget's tight this year!" he quipped.