ST ASAPH City are back on course to meet new tier three criteria in time for the deadline next month.

The Saints’ ability to adhere to the Football Association of Wales regulations was put in significant doubt after flooding significantly damaged their playing surface and clubhouse earlier this year.

After a superb effort from volunteers and generosity of businesses, things are now looking up for the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side.

Manager Daniel Brewerton, said: “The ground improvements after the flood are coming along well to be fair.

“The instant support we had through donations meant that we were able to continue with the planned work, 360 Groundcare have done a tremendous amount for us too, with all the voluntary work they have done for us the pitch is looking good again so that’s a big relief for us.

“The building has been fully cleared out and the dryers have all been removed now, we’re just waiting on the insurance company so that we can start having the flooring all redone and the new kitchen done. We’re also going to have to replace some of the doors and frames that buckled under the weight of the water.”

Work is also progressing well on a new stand at the ground that is a critical part of the new criteria, with the FAW extending the deadline until May 21 to give clubs more time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The club is looking for a sponsor for their stand once completed, with the final piece set to be a new PA system.

“All the frame-work for the stand is up and starting to take shape, once that is complete we only need the PA system installed and that’s everything we need,” added Brewerton.

“I have to say though, the local support we’ve had after the flood as made this possible, and we can’t thank them enough.

“The final piece for us is to find a sponsor for the naming of the stand, this will give us the security we need after the financial commitment the club made to continue playing in tier three.”