CPD Y Rhyl 1879 manager Gareth Thomas says his squad are 'really excited' to get back to playing in the coming weeks.

Football in Wales can resume from April 26, with friendlies and training both being given the green light to go ahead under certain restrictions such as a limit of 30 people being imposed between both sides on the day.

Thomas, also known as 'Perry' was appointed manager of the phoenix club in June of last year.

Since then, he has been working hard to put together a squad which should compete at the very top of their division (tier three level) when that gets underway in the near future.

Thomas says his side are 'in a really good place' and also revealed that all members of his squad have committed to the club ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

He said: "The lads have now been given a running schedule, so when they return to training at Belle Vue on April 28 they will be in a really good place.

"They have already committed to sign for the new season, and will be staying at the club which is good because a couple of our players have been approached already with clubs getting new managers in.

"So, all players have committed to the club, and I am in the process of speaking to a couple of potential new signings, but I think that will be a long drawn out process because no one knows where they are and what they’re going to be doing.

"Some of the other leagues have been given their start date and I expect us to start similarly in July, so the plan for us will be training all through May, I’m putting our pre-season schedule together at present and we will play more games than we would normally.

"We are a bit different to where we were last year, yes, we are still a new club, but we’ve got the players now already committed, where 12 months ago when I took the role, we had no players.

"The work has started for the players already on the runs they are doing, and they are cracking on with it.

"The lads are really excited and want to get back out playing. It’s a testament to them, I really wasn’t fussed about starting so early. I was going to give them a couple more weeks off, doing the runs themselves, but they’re the ones that want to get back, they want to get the balls out, and get cracking on with it."