PRESTATYN Town are lining up legendary midfielder Michael Parker for a potential shock return to the club.

The Journal understands that manager Neil Gibson is targeting the popular figure as a main transfer target during what is expected to be a busy summer at the Seasiders, who are looking to build on a positive second half of the season to mount a promotion bid next term.

Parker opted to depart the Motion Finance Stadium last summer following a trophy-laden stint at the club, which saw him rise from a promising Academy prospect to a Welsh Cup winner.

He made 200 appearances for Town during his first stint with the club, and he is widely considered as one of the Seasiders’ greatest ever players.

With new chairman Neal Colakoglu giving Gibson “an open budget” to help secure JD Welsh Premier League football once again, bringing Parker back into the fold would be seen as a huge statement of intent from the club, who bounced back from a disappointing start last term to become one of the form sides in the division from December onwards.

Parker was fiercely loyal to the club during his 13-year stay, turning down a wealth of high-profile offers in favour of remaining at his hometown club.

He has made a series of impressive displays for Andy Morrison’s Iron-Bru Cup finalists this season, who finished in second spot behind champions The New Saints.

Another that is set to make a return to the Seasiders’ fold is Zebb Edwards, who has a long-standing connection with the club.