The New Saints club legend Scott Ruscoe was inducted into the Dafabet Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame this week, after being surprised live on S4C.
The retired player started his career at Newtown but will be remembered for his time with The New Saints. As one of the most influential midfielders in the history of the Welsh Premier League, he has won the league championship eight times, the Welsh Cup four times and the League Cup five times with TNS.
Ruscoe also holds the record for the most appearances for the club – with over 400 games and 73 goals – as well as the league record for the most European appearances – with 30 games in total.
Since retirement, Ruscoe has become a key part of The New Saints back room staff, as Assistant Manager and Head of Youth Development, as well as completing both his A License and A Youth awards.
As a player, Ruscoe started his career at Stoke City, moving to Port Vale, Newtown and Chester City, before making his move to The New Saints in 2001.
WPL Secretary Gwyn Derfel added, ‘Scott fully deserves to be inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame. His achievements on the pitch speak for themselves but it’s also great to see that he is giving something back to The New Saints and to the league in general through his work with the Academy. Scott is a genuine ambassador for our National League here in Wales and everybody that I’ve spoken to since the announcement on Saturday has commented what a worthy recipient of this accolade he is.’