PRESTATYN Town are set to lose another big name as their mass exodus of the current squad continues.

The Journal understands that talented playmaker Ben Maher is the latest to depart the Motion Finance Stadium, and he has reportedly agreed a deal with Huws Gray Alliance rivals Flint Town United.

If the move is confirmed, he will become the fourth player to leave the Seasiders for Niall McGuinness’ side, with Jack Higgins, James Stead and Tom Kemp all agreeing to join the Silkmen in the last week, according to sources.

Maher’s exit is another body blow for a club that will be playing with virtually an entirely new squad next term following their relegation from the JD Welsh Premier League, with long-serving skipper Dave Hayes also deciding to retire from the game after a glittering career.

Manager Gareth Wilson is now faced with a daunting job of bringing in the right personnel for their tilt at the Huws Gray Alliance, which is set to be more competitive than ever thanks to the introduction of Bangor City after they failed to secure their FAW Domestic Licence.

Town are reportedly in discussions with a number of players from the region in the hope of boosting their depleted squad, who are also set to lose the services of Ross Stephens after the midfielder opted to depart.

Stephens was a mid-season arrival from Caersws who performed well during a difficult second half to the campaign, and his presence and set-piece ability will be sorely missed.