Prestatyn Town have appointed a new first-team manager 24 hours after parting ways with Chris Jones.

The club released a statement on social media after the latest in a string of poor results at the start of the Cymru North season - a 3-1 away defeat to Guilsfield.

Jones had taken on the job in May last year.

On October 1, a club statement said: “Today, the club have relieved Chris Jones of his duties as Manager.

“Chairman Jamie Welsh would like to place on record his thanks to Chris for all his hard work and wish him the best for the future.”

“We would also like to say thank you and good luck to Graeme, Marc, and Gary for their efforts in the coaching team.”

First-team player Karl Clair has been appointed as player manager.

Prestatyn Town said: “We are excited to announce that Karl Clair has agreed to take on the role of player-manager, following the departure of Chris Jones.

“In the wake of this transition and the unfortunate loss of several first team players, we find ourselves left with a small playing squad until January and believe this appointment is the best option for the club.

“After speaking with Karl and the other playing staff, we have full confidence in Karl’s appointment to guide us through the upcoming tough fixture schedule, commencing with our match against Colwyn Bay on Tuesday night.”

Anfield-born Clair, who joined the Seasiders at the start of the season, will take charge of tonight's clash against Cymru Premier side Colwyn Bay in the Nathaniel MG Cup.

He said: "As a member of the current playing squad, I wasn’t actively looking for a pathway into management, as I feel I’ve still got plenty more to give on the pitch.

“However, once the opportunity came up, I spoke to the lads and they’ve given me incredible support to go on and build on the foundations of the previous management team.

“Every one of us is ready to fight for this brilliant community club, backed by the chairman and our fans.

“I’m honoured to be given the chance to manage this historic Welsh club that has so much talent and potential.

“I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the job and doing my best to guide us up the table.”

Clair was once one of football royalty Liverpool FC's prospects, but his career was hampered by injury.

In addition to the Reds' reserves and Under 18 and 21 teams, Clair has turned out for Vauxhall Motors, Marine, City of Liverpool FC, Lower Breck, Litherland and Skelmersdale

Prestatyn are 13th out of 16 teams in Cymru North.