ST ASAPH City have received a significant boost with the news that Matty Morris has agreed to stay on at the club.

The Saints’ midfielder was at the top of his game during their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One campaign last season, and he has reportedly turned down plenty of offers from elsewhere to be part of manager Daniel Brewerton’s plans going forward.

Morris joined the club in the summer of 2018 after impressing considerably during training sessions, and he has previous experience at a higher level with Rhyl FC.

This represents another significant statement of intent from the Saints, who will be looking to make their presence felt in the new Tier 3 next season.

Brewerton has been working incredibly hard during the preseason so far getting influential squad members to commit for the upcoming campaign, with the likes of Jason Foulkes, Jamie Brewerton, Mike Hargreave, Jordan Owen and Ali Parsonage all committing to the club in recent weeks.

Morris is an accomplished player with the ball at his feet, and this composure is going to be needed within a reformed division that will consist of heavyweights such as Porthmadog, Llandudno Albion and Denbigh Town next term.

Things were not easy for City last time out both on and off the field, with the club losing skipper Paul Fleming to Denbigh during the campaign.

A number of long-term injuries also hampered their progress, and the club’s ground and pitch suffered significant flood damage.