PRESTATYN Town manager John Lawless is facing the prospect of moulding a completely new squad after every title winner from last season followed Neil Gibson out of the door.

It has been a turbulent few months for all associated with the club, which began with a failure to obtain a Tier 1 Domestic Licence from the Football Association of Wales that denied them promotion to the JD Cymru Premier.

This was followed by Neal Colakoglu selling the club to Jamie Welsh, who has brought about substantial changes that culminated in Gibson resigning from his post last week.

Many of last season’s title-winning squad are staunch Gibson loyalists, so it came as no surprise to see them leave for pastures new. This was down in no small part to the club failing to renew their contracts by the required deadline, allowing each of them to become free agents.

Among the recent departures include talented goalkeeper Jon Rushton, who arrived at the UK Leisure Living Stadium last summer from Connah’s Quay Nomads and has now signed for Bala Town to compete with number one option Alex Ramsay.

Another notable absentee for Town. when competitive action is permitted to resume will be Ben Maher, who was one of the league’s best players last time out.

The forward-thinking player and set-piece specialist turned down a number of offers this summer to remain at the club, but following recent events, he has now decided to sign for Flint Town United and featured in their loss at Cardiff Met on Saturday.

Jack Higgins has signed for Colwyn Bay to bolster their attacking options following the loss of Mitch Bryant earlier this summer, Ross Weaver has joined Holywell Town and every other former squad member is also being targeted by clubs across the region after announcing their decisions to follow in Gibson’s footsteps.