PRESTATYN Town have received a huge boost with the news that several key senior squad members are set to stay on next season.

The Seasiders’ were unable to secure promotion despite winning the JD Cymru North title in convincing fashion from Flint Town United, who will take their place in the top-flight thanks to a failed Tier 1 Domestic Licence bid.

Manager Neil Gibson has been working exceptionally hard to convince high-profile players to remain at the Motion Finance Stadium and help the club achieve an elusive place in the JD Cymru Premier next time around.

Perhaps the biggest name to commit his future to the club is Kai Edwards, who resisted offers from elsewhere to sign a new deal at the club.

The former Wales C international was at the top of his game after joining Town last summer, and he reportedly attracted interest from Bala Town before eventually opting to stay.

Prestatyn stalwart Michael Parker is another that will spearhead their championship tilt after impressing considerably last term, and talented youngster Dan Roberts is another that will be staying at the club.

The energetic full-back was one of the league’s standout performers last season, which resulted in the prospect going on trial at Tranmere Rovers.

Playmaking forward Ben Maher, midfielder Alex Jones and James Stead are three more vital figures that will stay on, with experienced goalkeeper Jon Rushton, Zebb Edwards, Ross Weaver, Myles Hart and James Jones also going to be part of the squad.

Gibson will also have plenty of firepower at his disposal once again next season despite the departure of Jordan Davies after agreeing extensions with Jack Kenny, Oli Buckley, Jack Higgins and Ian Griffiths.

Back-up keepers Ryan Woods and Elijah Beattie will also be part of the set-up, as will Academy graduates Casey Faulkner, Aaron White, Macauley Taylor and Sam Duffy.

This represents tremendous news for the club to keep the majority of their squad that won the league last season, and it should make them championship favourites once again despite the likes of Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Guilsfield and Bangor City all strengthening their respective chances.