RHYL FC will look to improve their top five hopes this weekend when they make the trip to Corwen.

The Lilywhites’ home clash against Guilsfield fell victim to the weather on Saturday as JD Cymru North officials cancelled all fixtures due to Storm Dennis, leaving Eddie Maurice-Jones’ men with extra time to heal injuries and prepare for their encounter against an improving side fighting the droop.

It has been a busy few weeks of activity at the Educate Group Stadium, with the management team bringing in some fresh faces and releasing established squad members to reduce the wage bill and give themselves a platform to mount a title challenge next term.

Striker Arek Piskorski made his loan move from Cefn Druids permanent, Paul Williams arrived from Gresford Athletic and talented youngster Conor Harwood joined from Connah’s Quay Nomads until the end of the season.

Another notable signing was former Porthmadog standout Ilan ap Gareth, but the Lilies’ will be without the services of James Murphy, Cai Owen and Gethin Maxwell, who left for pastures new during the window.

Assistant manager Richard Williams-Cooke stepped down due to increasing work commitments, with respected coach Alun Williams brought in to fill the void.

They face a stern test of their credential against a Corwen side who have shown signs of life under new boss Sion Tudor in recent weeks, but the strugglers are second from bottom in the standings and seven adrift of Buckley Town having played three more games than their relegation rivals.

Maurice-Jones’ side come into the game on the back of two defeats at Penrhyncoch and Newtown, the latter in the JD Welsh Cup, but prior to that they won two straight against Llanfair United and Ruthin Town, scoring nine and conceding just two.

Midfielder Tommy Creamer, a summer signing from Conwy Borough, has really come into his own of late on his way to a JD Cymru North Player of the Month shortlisting.