KINMEL Bay manager Frank Woods has assembled a quality squad for their tilt at the NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division next season.

The ambitious club will quietly fancy their chances of a title challenge next term and will be bolstered by a playing staff that has the right blend of youth and experience.

Veteran midfielder Ashley Wood will lead the team once again and has been a significant force in their rise to prominence in recent seasons. The Bay also managed to get prolific striker Matty Griffiths to commit his future to the club despite offers from elsewhere.

The forward enjoyed a fantastic campaign at the club last time out, with his experience at Meliden and Prestatyn Town proving to be a real asset for the club.

Griffiths will be partnered by Kie Ellis at the business end of the pitch, and the duo should provide plenty of firepower The likes of Gyorgy Szabo, Nyal Hughes, Matthew Marsh-Evans and Anthony Colquitt all showed promise last time out and look set to play a big part during the upcoming campaign.

Woods will also have the benefit of calling on the services of Jordan Worthington, Anthony Jones, Ryan Hulse, Luke Wilmot, Sam Roberts, Cory Owen, David O'Neill, Dan Wickerson, Jake Jones, Nathan Griffiths, Chris Marsden, Nathanial Hulme and Ryan Cunningham next season to round off an impressive-looking squad that might be one of the surprise promotion candidates if everything clicks into place right away.

The new Tier 4 league promises to be highly competitive whenever it gets the green light to get underway. There are plenty of established clubs such as Prestatyn Sports, Glan Conwy and Penmaenmawr Phoenix looking to make an instant impact, and the recently formed CPD Y Rhyl 1879 go into the campaign as title favourites after a host of outstanding signings during a busy summer of transfer activity.