PRESTATYN Town legend Dave Hayes has left the club to join Holywell Town.

The Seasiders’ announced the shock move on Thursday, March 26, with Hayes ending a glittering career with the club in favour of a move to Johnny Haseldin’s side.

Hayes came out of the briefest of retirements in August 2018 to re-join the set-up under the joint-managerial team of Leon Field and Ryan Turner, turning in a series of impressive displays that saw him secure a place in the Huws Gray Alliance’s Team of the Season.

His efforts throughout the campaign also saw Hayes presented with the Players’ Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Player of the Year at Town’s presentation evening as a result of his fine efforts.

The central defender penned a one-year extension with Neil Gibson’s side last summer to play a part in their expected promotion push.

He has found first-team chances limited and has now opted for a move to the Wellmen to boost their hopes of returning to the second tier when, and if, the domestic campaign gets back underway following the coronavirus fixture suspension.

Hayes is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play for the Seasiders’ and captained them to a sensational Welsh Cup victory over Bangor City in 2013 after joining the club from nearby rivals Rhyl.

He has made more than 200 top-flight appearances for the club and held the captaincy for a number years prior to his initial retirement.