PRESTATYN Town chairman Jamie Welsh has re-affirmed his faith in manager Ryan Turner leading the club moving forward.

The Seasiders’ parted ways with director of football John Lawless for an undisclosed reason earlier this month, leaving Turner assuming full command of team activities alongside his coaching staff.

Welsh, who took part in a Twitter question and answer session with the club’s supporters on Saturday evening, appeared confident that Turner was the right man for the job after being part of the set-up since taking over as joint manager alongside Leon Field when Neil Gibson departed the club for the first time.

Answering a question posed about Turner, Welsh said: “Ryan has been at the football club a number of years now I feel he is wiser now than when appointed as joint manager.

“I feel these 15 games are a great opportunity for him to show he can manage this football club and make us competitive in a very strong league.”

Prestatyn will have their work cut out if they want to make it back-to-back titles and secure an elusive place in the JD Cymru Premier.

The likes of Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Bangor City, and Airbus UK Broughton will also fancy their chances of securing the crown, with the talented squad put together by Gresford Athletic sure to have a big say in the championship’s destination.

When the second-tier campaign will eventually get underway is another matter entirely. Plans are on hold amid the current coronavirus lockdown measures, which has cast even more doubt as to whether the season will actually take place at all.

Turner added that being part of last season’s title-winning coaching set-up under Neil Gibson was a tremendous learning experience and one that could serve him well despite the squad looking far different this time around.

“I’ve learned that it’s a very competitive league with some quality players and managers/coaches and there are no easy games,” Turner said.

“Being part of a title-winning team has shown me the work rate, organisation and desire it takes on and off the field to be successful.”