PRESTATYN Town have pulled off another coup before the JD Cymru North campaign with the signing of Johnny Hunt.

The Seasiders’ will boast a completely new group of players following the resignation of manager Neil Gibson ahead of their title defence in the New Year, with the new management team working incredibly hard behind the scenes to form a squad capable challenging for promotion to the top flight.

Hunt is another welcome addition to the set-up, with the left-back capped at England C level during what has been a standout career to date.

The 30-year-old has plenty of experience at high-profile clubs such as Cambridge United and Chester, with his spell at National League side Wrexham another notable highlight.

Hunt most recently Hamilton Academical turned out for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish League and director of football John Lawless is clearly thrilled to have attracted a player of his calibre to the club.

He said: "Johnny's got a great left foot and can play in a number of positions, he’ll be another great asset for this club to get to where we want to be.

"There were a number of clubs after him, so we're delighted he’s bought into what we want to achieve at Prestatyn Town."

This is the latest in a host of new arrivals to Bastion Gardens in recent weeks, which includes former Bayern Munich youngster Dale Jennings.

Prestatyn’s first game of the campaign is set for the weekend of January 15-16, which is set to be unaffected by the latest lockdown measures implemented by the Welsh Government due to the second tier’s elite athlete status.

First up for the reigning champions is a tricky home fixture against Holywell Town, who appointed Neal Colakoglu as chairman earlier this year after he left Prestatyn following their inability to secure a Tier 1 Domestic Licence from the Football Association of Wales.

JD Cymru North opening day fixtures: Airbus UK Broughton vs Conwy Borough, Colwyn Bay vs Llangefni Town, Gresford Athletic vs Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Guilsfield vs Llandudno, Llanidloes Town vs Bangor City, Penrhyncoch vs Buckley Town, Prestatyn Town vs Holywell Town, Ruthin Town vs Holyhead Hotspur.