RHYL director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones outlined his disappointment after midfielder Kristian Pierce left to join Denbigh Town.

The talented wide man signed for a second spell with the Lilywhites during the summer, and he made a total of 15 starts, scoring five times.

Pierce has opted to link-up with his hometown club once again after finding starting opportunities limited of late thanks to the Lilies’ outstanding recent run of results.

Maurice-Jones, said: "I’m disappointed that Kristian has made the decision to leave the club but I can understand his reasons for making the decision.

“When he re-joined the Club in the summer he was a key part of our plans for the season and his form reflected this during pre-season and the start of the season.

“Over the last few months of the season he has had some bad luck picking up a few frustrating knocks and injuries and this had an impact on his performances.

“As a consequence of these setbacks Kristian has found it difficult to reclaim his place in the starting 11 and he has a desire to be playing week in week out which at present we can’t offer due to the form of others at the club.

“I wish Kristian all the best with the move back to Denbigh Town.”

Pierce made a winning return to Central Park after starting in their narrow success over Penrhyncoch and played a key role for the club last year during their second placed finish in the Huws Gray Alliance.

Joint-manager Dewi Llion, added: “I have known KP for many years and know his quality. He is such a powerful player who can do so much in the final third of the pitch with a good eye for goal.

“He has a passion for his home town and we are pleased to have signed him.”