PRESTATYN Town manager John Lawless outlined his ambitions moving forward to the club’s disenchanted fanbase at a special meeting.

The newly appointed boss took part in a Zoom call with members of the Prestatyn Town Supporters Trust on Wednesday, November 18, who got the chance to hear about his plans for the future and ask any questions they had regarding the former TNS, Colwyn Bay and Aberystwyth Town player.

Lawless also revealed during the meeting that he will not be brining Dave Mannix on board as an assistant following a significant backlash regarding a previous betting scandal that didn’t go down particularly well with supporters.

A statement on the Supporters Trust’s Facebook page, read: “We'd like to thank Prestatyn Town manager John Lawless for sharing his vision for the club over a Zoom meeting.

“The decision to part company with David Mannix is one that is welcomed by The Supporters Trust as it is in keeping with the ethics our club is built on and shows that there can, indeed, be some middle ground.

“We understand the need for John, as a new manager, to surround himself with people he knows and trusts on the playing side and within his coaching staff and we were heartened to hear of his plans to integrate more local/Welsh players into the squad over the next few transfer windows.

“There is clearly still some work to be done to rebuild our trust in the club, but we feel this was a step in the right direction.”

Lawless has been busy recruiting a new squad ahead of the expected decision to grant JD Cymru North clubs elite athlete status in the coming days.

The large majority of senior squad members departed for pastures new due to their strong loyalty to Neil Gibson, who resigned as manager earlier this year.