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The New Saints boss Anthony Limbrick has vowed there it still plenty more to come from his side after they saw off the defending JD Cymru Premier champions.

Limbrick's side extended their lead at the league summit with a 1-0 win over Connah's Quay Nomads in front of the Sgorio cameras on Saturday.

Declan McManus struck from the penalty spot on the hour mark to ensure the Saints maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign and earned their first win at the Deeside Stadium since 2019.

They have now picked up seven wins and a draw from their opening eight games of the season, although Limbrick insists there is more improvement to come.

"It was important for the players and the club because we hadn't come here and won for a while, so that was important and we've kept our unbeaten run going," said Limbrick.

"They're a good side and there's been a lot of talk about them with their managerial change, but it's always a tough place to come and it was such a tough game.

"If you are TNS' head coach, a player or part of the staff, everyone knows that the target each year is to win the league and that's our target this year. There's no hiding from that but we know we can get better so there will be a constant improvement as well."

Limbrick has now been in the managerial hotseat at Park Hall for six months since succeeding Scott Ruscoe, who guided the Saints to two league titles during his time in charge.

The Australian says he has been able to build on the foundations put in place by his predecessor and is now gearing up for another shot at the title after finishing as runners-up behind the Nomads last term.

The Saints are now 13 points better off than the Deeside club after their flying start to the new campaign, but Limbrick has no interest in the current league table with eight games on the board.

"We don't look at that [league table] and we just concentrate on the games as they come. We did that in Europe and that worked well for us and we're doing that now as well. 

"The players, staff and everyone I'm working with have made it easier for me. They've bought into what I want to do here and the players have backed that.

"There was already so much good work going on before I came and you don't come into a place where that happens very often, so I'm very pleased with that.

"We want to improve on last season. We improved in Europe from where the team were so that's one goal that we've achieved. We want to improve our brand and style and get back to where TNS were in the past. We came second last year and we were very close, so we want to win the league this year."

Limbrick's side will have the opportunity to further extend their lead at the top of the pile when Bala Town, who sit a place below them in the table but were held by bottom-of-the table Cefn Druids on Saturday, make the trip to Oswestry in midweek.

"We've got a massive couple of games coming up now starting with Bala on Tuesday, so we'll concentrate on that now and look to keep this going on Tuesday," Limbrick added.

"We've had a good start to the season but you don't get anything at the moment, so we'll be back to training on Monday, review the game and train hard ready for Tuesday."

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