Gap Connah’s Quay face Serbian side FK Vodjvodina in the second qualifying round of the Europa League tonight.
Fk Vojvodina v gap Connah’s Quay | 7pm
After their historic first round victory over Norway’s Stabæk, Andy Morrison’s men now face one of Yugoslavia’s most successful clubs in the second qualifying round of the competition, FK Vojvodina.
In The Nomads first ever European campaign Andy Morrison’s side secured a first leg draw and a 0-1 away victory in Norway thanks to a Callum Morris strike.
Since Andy Morrison’s appointment as gap Connah’s Quay manager the team have successfully strengthened their defensive displays and in their last five competitive games have only conceded one goal.
Over the summer period Connah’s quay have also strengthened their font line by signing experience striker, Michael Wilde.
Wild is the only Welsh Premier League player to have scores a Champions League hat-trick, scoring three as a New Saints player against B36 Torshavn last season.
The Nomads defender, John Disney will be suspended for the FK Vodjvodina game after receiving a red card against Stabæk last week.
FK Vojvodina is one of the most successful teams in the history of Yugoslavian football after winning the Yugoslavia championship on two occasions (1966 and 1989) and the Intertoto cup in 1976.
The Vojvodina squad have a wealth of international experience on the under-21 stage, with Filip Malbašić (5 caps), Nikola Trujić (5 caps) and goalkeeper Nikola Perić (5 caps) represent Serbia at under-21 level, but none of the squad have received a full Serbian cap.
After finishing last season in 4th place in the Serbia Super League, Vodjvodina qualified for this seasons Europa League qualifying rounds, beating Bokelj (Montenegro) 6-1 over two legs in the first qualifying round.
Of interest to Welsh fans, the game will be held at Karadorde stadium, Novi Sad, where Wales were defeated 6-1 by Serbia in Chris Coleman’s fifth game as Wales manager.
Hopefully Andy Morrison’s gap Connah’s Quay will have better memories from their trip to Novi Sad as the Nomads hope to secure a result before next Thursday’s return leg at Rhyl’s Belle Vue.
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.