ANOTHER Euro-mission is on the horizon for the impressive Lakesiders.

For the fifth time in the space of just six seasons, brilliant Bala Town have qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

Colin Caton's men finished up fourth in the JD Welsh Premier League this season, which meant that they just missed out on automatic qualification for Europe.

However, Connah's Quay's victory in the Welsh Cup final versus Aberystwyth Town over the weekend means that Bala have now been confirmed as Europa League qualifiers.

Team boss Caton said this week: "By hook or by crook, we are there!

"It is a fantastic achievement to have qualified for Europe five times in six years.

"It's great for everybody involved with the club, on and off the field.

"To be fair, we have got everything right at the club."

Caton said it was getting tougher each year to qualify for Europe.

"Bangor and Connah's Quay have pushed the boat out over the last few years," he added.

"It's difficult.

"Caernarfon are coming up and they will have a big budget, and Llanelli are coming up too.

"But, for us to have achieved it five times out of six years, it's phenomenal.

"It's good that we are in it, but the hard work has got to start now.

"The lads will have a few weeks off. It's important they have time off and we plan well."

There is a change in format for next season's Europa League.

A new club coefficient system is to be used for seeding purposes starting from the 2018–19 season.

Bala Town, alongside Connah’s Quay and the Welsh Premier League's play-off winner, will enter an all new preliminary round.

This includes 16 clubs, with teams to be drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties.

Eight of the teams will be seeded.

The draw for the preliminary round will be held on June 12, with the first legs scheduled to be played on June 28.

The return encounters will take place on July 5.

If Town progress, they will enter the first qualifying round, with the draw being held on June 19.

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