CPD Y Rhyl 1879 are being heavily linked to two prominent players from Rhuddlan Town.

The newly formed club, who are hoping to start their journey in Tier 4 next season after plans were formed quickly after the decision to wind-up Rhyl FC and their 141-year history, have been strongly linked with Mathew Beach and Jay Whitehouse in recent days.

Both players played a leading role in Town’s Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title triumph last season, which they were awarded on a points per game basis after the Football Association of Wales opted to curtail the remaining fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitehouse emerged as the league’s top scorer following a standout campaign that saw him emerge as one of the brightest young finishers anywhere in the region.

This would be the second time that Beach has left the club for pastures new, with the playmaker spending time at Llandudno Amateurs during their championship victory before making a move back to Rhuddlan.

Should both players depart the ambitious club, it would represent a significant blow to manager Wayne Hughes, who has managed to get a vast number of current squad members to commit for the upcoming campaign.

CPD Y Rhyl manager Gareth Thomas has been busy since his appointment trying to assemble a squad worthy of gaining promotion at the first time of asking, with the likes of Warren Adam and Leighton Sumner also set to boost their fortunes in a coaching capacity.

Adam, who was part of the Prestatyn Town squad that won the JD Cymru North title last season, is also signing on as a player and has worked with Thomas before.