Posted: Thu 7th Jul 2016

The Welsh fairytale may be over but the Deeside dream continues tonight in Norway.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 7th, 2016

The Welsh football fairytale may be over for national team, the people are proud and the players can expect a hero’s return after their stunning exploits in France.

Tonight the Deeside dream continues as gap Connah’s Quay take on Norwegian top flight side Stabaek Fotball in the return leg of the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round.

No regrets tonight, we gave everything. Thank you for all the support!! #TogetherStronger | Image: twitter.com/GarethBale11

Gareth Bale – “No regrets tonight, we gave everything. Thank you for all the support!!” #TogetherStronger | Image: twitter.com/GarethBale11

We can all look back on some glorious moments over the past few weeks with a huge amount of pride as Wales historic run lit up Euro 2016 bringing the nation together

Robson-Kanu’s ‘Messi – esq’ skills and the subsequent dismantling of Belgium, a star-studded group of players cobbled together into a perennial underachieving national team, a particular highlight amongst many.

Wales with it’s solid yet exciting brand of football, unparalleled team togetherness and inspiring connection with those who travelled to watch, has set a completely new standard and benchmark for all future home nation teams “Are you watching En-ger-land” you should be!

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Despite going out of the tournament Wales fans in Wrexham celebrated in the streets after the match | Image: twitter.com/simonjroberts

There’s clearly more to come from Chris Coleman and his group of players, exciting times ahead.

Welsh football has placed a massive flag on the European football map through the national team’s efforts and for Nomads tonight offers a fantastic opportunity to hoist the flag a little higher.

Destiny is in their hands following last weeks cagey 0-0 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League in Rhyl last week.

Connah’s Quay players have had a distraction free week to prepare for the second leg Stabaek however, are in the middle of their domestic league campaign season and suffered a 1-0 defeat on Sunday to Sogndal.

The Nomads arrive in Norway for the 2nd leg tie | Image - twitter.com/the_nomads

The Nomads arrive in Norway for the 2nd leg tie | image – twitter.com/the_nomads

The Nomads’ 18-man squad travelled to Norway on Wednesday morning taking in a training session at the Fredrikstad Stadion, the 12,500 capacity stadium which is a change of venue for Stabaek due to UEFA regulations.

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Players take in a training session on Fredrikstadion’s artificial pitch | Image: twitter.com/the_nomads

A trip to either FK Vojvodina of Serbia or FK Bokelj in Montenegro awaits the winners of tonight’s match.

Ahead of kick off, Andy Morrison said:

“We head to Norway with everything to play for. The 0-0 draw at home has given us a great opportunity to progress. When the draw was made, nobody gave us a chance and many said it would be a case of damage limitations, but we never thought like that.

Yes, we know the odds are stacked massively against us and no-one expects us to get a result, but time and time again, when we have needed a massive result and performance, my players have produced just that.

"we are going to go all out for the win – we are going to rattle a few cages" - Nomads Manager Andy Morrsion | Image: twitter.com/the_nomads

“We are going to go all out for the win – we are going to rattle a few cages” – Nomads Manager Andy Morrison | Image: twitter.com/the_nomads

We are not heading over to Norway just to enjoy the occasion and have everyone say ‘what a lovely little club The Nomads are – didn’t they do well to get this far.’

No, we are going to go all out for the win – we are going to rattle a few cages and if they are going to beat us, Stabaek will have to be at the top of their game.”

The match kicks off at 6:00pm UK time, links to live stream will be tweeted by @the_nomads close to kick off.

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