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UEFA Europa League
01.08.19 | 9:00pm

MATCH PREVIEW: NOMADS AIM FOR SERBIAN COMEBACK

Thursday night will see Connah's Quay Nomads look to overturn FK Partizan's one goal lead in the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round.

The tie currently sees the Serbian giants 1-0 up thanks to Aleksandar Scekic's second half volley, having enjoyed large spells of possession at Rhyl last Thursday, but finding it difficult to break down The Nomads' resolute defence.

The Serbs are taking the game very seriously, having had their league game against Javor this past weekend postponed by the Serbian FA.

The game is of course not The Nomads' first game in Serbia having faced FK Vojvodina in 2016 where we unluckily lost out 1-0 to an 86th minute deflected effort.

Coming into the game, The Nomads will be able to call on Ryan Wignall who vitally scored the opening goal at Kilmarnock before being sent off later in the game, having served his one game suspension in the home leg against Partizan.

During his pre-match press conference on the night before the match, Andy Morrison said "No pressure, just enjoyment - We're here to embrace the occassion and test ourselves - me as the manager, the players exactly the same... that's how we have been since the day I came to the football club - everywhere we've been and played we've always played that way - it'll be because Partizan were better than us and for no other reason because if it comes down to a war, we'll win, simple as that, that's how we play and that's what we're about and that's the identity and the strength of our squad. We went to Kilmarnock and they thought they would run all over us - it ain't happening - that's not what we're about.

The game kicks off at 9pm in Serbia, 8pm GMT and will be broadcase live on S4C from 8pm with English commentary available on the red button.

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