FORMER Rhyl manager Matthew Jones has resigned from his post as joint-boss at Denbigh Town.

The Huws Gray Alliance side announced the news following their final second tier fixture against Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant, with Jones departing from the role before their league status has been decided.

They are currently sitting two points ahead of both Penrhyncoch and Holywell Town, who have games in hand next weekend against Conwy Borough and Holyhead Hotspur respectively as the relegation race goes down to the wire.

Jones was appointed Lilies’ boss in January last year but failed to make a considerable impact and did not retain the position during the summer, and he replaced Rhyl-bound Eddie Maurice-Jones during the summer and oversaw a massive squad overhaul.

He said: “Due to the current circumstances at the club I have made the incredible tough decision to stand down from my role at Denbigh Town FC.

“It has been an incredibly tough season but one which I have thoroughly enjoyed and the challenges along the way have been huge for my own professional development.

“I feel we can genuinely be proud of what we have managed to achieve considering what we were up against. We have had a number of local and young players come through and there have been some truly memorable wins.

“I would like to pay special thanks to the players who have been superb and to Dewi, the Reserve Team management and a huge thank you Shon (Powell) as chairman.”

Jones was appointed to the Lilywhites’ backroom staff in 2016 and also had a spell with Llandudno Junction.