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Welsh clubs prepare for UEFA Cup campaign

By Webmaster/Rheolwr y Wefan
August 15 2002

Bangor City and TNS, begin their UEFA Cup campaigns tonight, in the UEFA Cup Qualifying Round 1st leg. Bangor face Yugoslavs FK Sartid, whilst TNS are paired against Polish side Amica Wronki. How are the clubs preparing for these tricky games? Read on... BANGOR CITY

Bangor boss, Peter Davenport belives Sartid will be better prepared as their domestic league season has already begun. Davenport said "Ideally I would have liked the match a month into the season.They will be better prepared than us but I think we're in pretty good shape.
The home leg will be played at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground tonight (19:30 kick off) and thousands of 'Citizens' fans are expected to make the jounrney down the A55.
The return leg in Yugoslavia will be played in a fortnight's time. Davenport is hoping that his side, who finished 3rd in last season's League of Wales, can keep 'keep things tight for a chance in the second leg' and added "They've got international players in their ranks and they are no mugs...they are top quality."

T.N.S.

Meanwhile, in the Mid-Wales village of Llanstanffraid, T.N.S are preparing for an equally tricky tie against Polish giants KS Amica Wronki.
TNS Managing director, Mike Harris said "Having the away leg first gives us a competitive advantage in analysing their strengths and weaknesses.It is always a bit edgy and nervy for our lads in these matches, but they put their heart into it and we are quite capable of rising to the occasion."

From www.lofw.tk and all League of Wales fans, we wish TNS and Bangor City the best of luck in these challenging encounters. Let's hope they can do themselves and Wales proud tonight.

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