PRESTATYN Town manager John Lawless has begun a new era at the club with a host of new signings.

The club was decimated by departures following the resignation of previous boss Neil Gibson, which has left the squad almost recognisable from that which won the JD Cymru North title in convincing fashion last term.

Lawless has been extremely busy getting players to commit ahead of the January transfer window subject to Football Association of Wales clearance, with ten players so far confirmed ahead of the second-tier’s expected start once granted elite athlete status by Sport Wales.

One player who was part of last season’s squad has re-affirmed his commitment to the cause, with Sam Duffy agreeing to stay on and be part of the new regime.

He said: “Staying at Prestatyn was an easy decision. It’s my hometown club and I’ve played there for a few seasons now.

“I’ve had a few opportunities playing in the Cymru North and a game in the Welsh Cup. I can’t wait to get back playing for the club and hopefully contend for the league again after the club won it last season.”

Another notable arrival is Josh Brizell, a talented right-back who has turned out for Colwyn Bay, Hyde United, Telford and Marine in recent seasons.

Former Runcorn Linnets defender River Humphreys is also on board after agreeing to terms, with City of Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Marshall another confirmed signing.

Prolific striker Joseph Halligan represents a real coup for Lawless after the player turned down a number of offers from non-league clubs in England, with winger Elliot Owen sure to provide plenty of excitement to the Town faithful with his direct style of play.

Jacob Lloyd-Williams, who is the son of the top-flight’s greatest-ever goalscorer, Marc Lloyd-Williams, has also joined the club.

Rounding off Lawless’ first batch of signings are midfielder Josh Holden, left-back Jack Hont and defender Carter Costello, who has represented Rylands and Vauxhall’s Motors FC during his career.