NEW Saints manager, Carl Darlington, says his players are hungry for success in this season’s Welsh FA Cup ahead of Saturday’s fourth round home clash with Newport County.
The South Wales side are currently fighting to stave off the threat of relegation from the Blue Square Premier League, and the TNS boss feels both teams will have a point to prove when the game gets underway.
Saints are bidding to lift the Welsh FA Cup, in its 125th year, for the first time since 2005 when they won the trophy under the Total Network Solutions banner, while Newport have only tasted glory in the competition in 1980.
“It will be very difficult,” Darlington said. “I don’t know what team Newport will bring as they are focussed on getting points for their league survival.
“We want to excel in this competition however and we came close to reaching the final last year.
“Lifting the trophy would be a dream come true for us and we have the desire to win things this season more than ever.
“Newport are one of the favourites, but if you want to win trophies you have to beat the best, and this is a special cup competition.
“Players at this club are always hungry for success,” he added.