THE Seasiders will bring in video match analysis under its new management as part of plans to redevelop the club from its foundations over the coming years.

Prestatyn Town FC manager Ben Heath and first team coach Andy Jones believe post-match analysis of defensive shape, set pieces and key moments will help players to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their game. There will also be half-time analysis and highlight reels tailored to individual players to review their performances.

The club is looking to mount a promotion challenge over the coming years and believes the use of technology will play a key role in developing talent from academy to first team level.

It has recruited Arron Bennett, 18, and Nathaniel Gibbs, 17, students at Merseyside football college LLS, to video and edit footage. The project is one of a number of opportunities for young people to get involved off the pitch at the club, including academy coaching and media roles.

Mr Jones, tutor at LLS and recruitment staff for the Steven Gerrard Academy, said: “In a live game you can miss things if someone is talking to you or you are caught up in the emotion of the game, whereas with video you can sit back and see what happened, look at the minutes before an incident and see why the team ended up in a certain position.

“We will get the players in the changing room and have an analysis session for 15 or 20 minutes, reviewing key moments from the weekend, talking through it and seeing whether there are any trends that need to be addressed.

The use of video footage is being carried out at Welsh Premier League level, where clubs receive video clips from opposition teams in previous games, however it is not common practice in the JD Cymru North League, which shows the club is looking at new solutions under the new management.

Mr Jones added: “We are keen to spread the project across the whole club so that the academy can benefit and get used to it before they come up to the first team.

“It is also giving opportunities to young people locally who want a career in football. Hopefully they can help Prestatyn Town FC to reach our goals and maybe kick on to even bigger and better things in the game.”