CPD Y Rhyl 1879 have bolstered their squad with three signings ahead of their inaugural campaign.

The newly formed club were allocated a position in the NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division next season after their Belle Vue base met all the necessary requirements, and manager Gareth Thomas has confirmed some impressive arrivals in recent days.

In addition to former Prestatyn Town and Rhyl FC defender Rees Fairhurst, the phoenix club announced the arrival of Dan Sim from Greenfield.

The playmaking midfielder arrives with a strong reputation, with his father turning out for the old Lilywhites’ in years gone by.

Thomas, said: “I am delighted to get Dan on board. I have previously tried to sign him after he had finished university in Manchester where during that time he played for Stockport Town and he will be a great addition for us."

Another notable addition is Owen Hallmark, who spent last season as captain of the Connah’s Quay Nomads team who secured a notable title-triumph.

The centre half comes with a reputation as one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the region, and this represents a real coup for the club given his potential.

Promising young goalkeeper Jordan Manley also joins after a spell within the Nomads’ youth set-up, and he is set to compete for minutes with Antoni Sarnowski, who has also reportedly agreed to join the new project from Tier 3 side Denbigh Town.

"Jordan is a young goalkeeper with Welsh Premier League experience having progressed through the academy at Connah’s Quay Nomads,” added Thomas.

“Jordan is one of the most dedicated keepers around and will be a fantastic addition to the squad."