PRESTATYN Town will be seeking legal advice on what steps they can now take to secure a Tier 1 Licence next season.

Following a video conference meeting between club officials after hearing the Football Association of Wales’ outcome to their appeal, the runaway JD Cymru North leaders will now be taking legal action in a bid to obtain the licence and secure promotion to the top flight at the second time of asking.

The Seasiders’ invested heavily on making a title challenge this term, which has paid off with a commanding 16-point advantage at the summit over nearest challengers Flint Town United having played two more games than the Silkmen.

This is a similar route Bangor City went down when they were deducted 32-points by the FAW that saw them facing the prospect of relegation to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance.

After their appeal was initially reduced to 21-points, the Citizens took their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which resulted in the deduction quashed following a three-week suspension by the governing body.

The licence issue surrounds the TV gantry at the Motion Finance Stadium, which is deemed not up to standard by the FAW.

This has seen the club put planning permission for the construction of a replacement gantry and for the formation of additional hardstanding. Denbighshire county council were unable to great permission due to social distancing measures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in time for the appeal.

The club remain steadfast that the process was delayed through “no fault of their own”. The Journal understands that the person involved in the FAW’s outsourced work surrounding the licence asked for a delay in proceedings due to other work commitments.