RHYL have significantly bolstered their squad with the signings of Asa Hamilton and Steve Thomas.

The Journal initially reported that director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones was targeting the pair last week to boost his side’s chances of securing the Tier Two North title and promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League, and the Lilywhites officially confirmed the arrivals on Friday, May 17.

Hamilton arrives at the Educate Resource Stadium from Huws Gray Alliance champions Airbus Broughton, where the striker played a pivotal role in securing the double for the Wingmakers during a dominant campaign.

The former Guilsfield frontman netted 13 times for the club last term and is widely regarded as one of the best players at his position anywhere outside of the domestic top flight.

Maurice-Jones, said: “I am delighted to have signed Asa. He has been a proven forward in the Huws Gray Alliance for a number of years.

“He played a vital part for last year's league winners Airbus and he is a strong, dominant player with a presence to worry any defence.

“Asa has a big personality that will play a big part in building a togetherness atmosphere within the team. I'm confident he'll be a big success for Rhyl.”

Thomas is another notable addition to the Lilies’ squad for the upcoming campaign, with the energetic full-back boasting WPL experience at Llandudno last season.

Before his move to Tudno last summer, Thomas enjoyed a trophy laden decade with Holywell Town and is a player that Maurice-Jones “has admired for some time”.

“Steve is technically gifted and comfortable on the ball and is an honest, hardworking player and will do everything in his power to succeed,” he added.

“He is a great addition who adds quality and a winning mentality. I'm sure he'll be a fan favourite in no time.”