GOALKEEPER Jonathan Hill-Dunt has found a new home following his departure from Rhyl FC.

The experienced and talented shot-stopper recently signed for JD Cymru North side Gresford Athletic after being made available by Eddie Maurice-Jones due to the presence of Rory Crowther and Keighan Jones within the squad.

Hill-Dunt has enjoyed a glittering career across the region during his time in the game, most notoriously at Prestatyn Town where he starred in their historic JD Welsh Cup win.

He arrived at the Educate Group Stadium last summer, following Maurice-Jones and a host of players that joined the set-up from Denbigh Town after their second-place finish in the Huws Gray Alliance.

The keeper made a number of impressive performances despite struggling with injury during times of the campaign.

Hill-Dunt, said: “I loved my 12 months at Rhyl, things didn’t work out for one reason or another. I felt I needed to leave to have a chance of playing as I ended up not even making the squad on a match day.

“I spoke to Eddie and decided it was time for me to go. They have a great bunch of lads, and there’s lads there I’ve played with for three of four seasons, so I really do wish them all the best this season. These things happen.”

The stopper has now turned his attention to pushing Athletic regular Ben Jones for the starting spot in Steve Halliwell’s squad, and Hill-Dunt is no stranger to the set-up having played for the club previously under Maurice-Jones.

“I had a few offers, a couple of Welsh Premier and a few in the Cymru North. I chose to go to Gresford as it’s a club I’m very fond of from my time there previously, I still know most of the current squad and felt it was the best move for me,” added Hull-Dunt.

“Whether I play more or not time will tell, but I’ve a great relationship with Ben Jones the other goalkeeper and I’m sure we’ll push each other for the rest of the season which can only help the club, but at least I’ll be involved on a match day going forward.”