RHUDDLAN Town manager Wayne Hughes has been reflecting on what has been a standout campaign so far for his side.

The Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division leaders have yet to taste defeat in the league this term and currently enjoy a three-point advantage on Abergele with a game in hand, with Llanfairfechan Town seven back having played two less.

Hughes is thrilled with what he has seen from his ever-improving squad this term, and he also revealed plans for the club to introduce a youth side next season, which he is currently forming plans for alongside popular chairman Tony Hepton.

He said; “I’ve been really pleased with the league form. We seem to be really focused on it and just taking it one game at a time.

“We have coped really well having seven players under the age of 20 coming in when needed and doing a great job. Tony and I are desperate to have a youth side next season so these lads can play more football week in week out.

“We have added some fantastic quality to the team this season we really struggled last year trying to bring lads in but this season we have had so many players interested and at times having over 20 lads at training in which last season we couldn’t get six.”

There have been a number of exceptional individual performers throughout the campaign so far from a Town perspective, with Hughes highlighting the contributions of Jay Whitehouse, Josh Parry, Connor Bucknall and Jordan Bellham, in addition to the signings of Matthew Beach and Steven Flanagan.

Town were without a competitive fixture last weekend but managed to get some much-needed minutes in an 8-3 friendly success over Kinmel Bay Reserves, which will stand them in good stead ahead of their next outing at home to Cerrigydrudion this Saturday.

Hughes expressed his disappointment at the lack of activity on their base at Pengwern College this season, but extensive improvement are planned at the facility at the end of the campaign.

He said: “We enjoy playing there with the size of our pitch our lads love it.

“As soon as the season is over we are having the pitch ripped up and having major improvements.

“We really want to push this club as high as we can and with Tony working hard behind the scenes and our coaches Keiran Evans and Jay Whitehouse working to help improve the younger lads in the squad I really do think we can achieve a lot.

“There is still a long way to go but with two games against Llanfairfechan to come and Abergele at home to play it really still can be anyone’s league.”