PRESTATYN Town manager John Lawless has pulled off a transfer coup with the signing of Dale Jennings.

The JD Cymru North champions are embarking on a new era after a host of departures in recent months, which also included the resignation of manager Neil Gibson after the club failed to obtain their Tier 1 Domestic Licence from the Football Association of Wales to deny them a deserved promotion.

Jennings has enjoyed a hugely eventful career to date that saw him hit the international headlines by joining Bayern Munich at just 18 after setting the Football League alight with Tranmere Rovers in a deal that was worth £1.7 million.

Sadly for the player, things didn’t go according to plan at one of the world’s most prestigious clubs despite being labelled as a potential replacement from French international Franck Ribery at one stage.

Injuries and homesickness made things difficult for Jennings at the Allianz Arena before he was shipped out to Barnsley for £250,000 with one-year remaining on his deal.

He has also turned out for MK Dons and Runcorn Town in recent seasons, but football took a back seat for Jennings after his daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2017.

Lawless has been impressed with how Jennings, aged 27, has worked his way back to full fitness and his arrival at Bastion Gardens is another significant statement of intent from the boss as he looks to mount another title challenge when competitive action begins in the New Year.

He said: “Dale’s worked really hard to get himself fit again and I’ve watched quite a bit of him over the last 12 months.

“At times he’s levels ahead of the level he’s playing at, I believe Dale is a major coup for this football club and can’t wait to work with him.”

Meanwhile, Lawless will be holding another Zoom meeting with supporters along with chairman Jamie Welsh and Academy operations manager Ryan Turner on Tuesday, December 8.

Anyone wishing to join the discussion will be given a link on Prestatyn Town’s social media channels prior to the meeting.