AFTER a testing week for Prestatyn Town, caretaker boss Andrew Ruscoe says he is "honoured" to have taken the role.

Ruscoe had a youthful side at his disposal for his first match in charge, which was a 7-0 Cymru North loss at in-form Gresford Athletic.

He will remain in charge for the next two matches as Prestatyn look to appoint a new manager.

Ruscoe said: "I am really honoured to have been asked to become the interim manager of one of the biggest clubs in Wales alongside Paddy Hamid for the next three matches.

"These types of opportunities don't come around very often and when the chairman offered me the role I instantly said yes.

"I have a massive heart for Prestatyn Town as they were the first club I got involved with after leaving Brickfield Rangers and the opportunity it gave my son Kyrun was priceless because it lead to him signing with Oldham Athletic at the time.

"The aim is to see these next three games out and then hopefully a more permanent manager can come in and booster things.

"So our job is literally to rally the troops, create a few opportunities, make us hard to play against and to make sure Prestatyn Town field a team so that it does not impact on our youth academy."

He added: "Since we've come in the lads have been fantastic, the banter has been great, they've literally rallied around the club.

"The fans have been amazing too with the many private messages I have had congratulating and wishing us good luck which has been really overwhelming and what has been a bigger bonus was that Ryan Turner has agreed to stay on.

"Me and Paddy are very conscious on trying to make sure the local lads within the club during these three games get the opportunity to express and showcase themselves on one of the biggest platforms in Welsh football and hopefully this creates a few new experiences at the same time.

"Some lads we have available are only 17 years of age and to play tier two at that age is some big ask but with us being in charge they have that chance now to gain some important valuable footballing education.

"So, in a nutshell, I am really honoured to have taken on such a big job for three games but it's going to be a great experience and hopefully we can bring some joy back to the club and leave the club in a good position for whoever becomes the next manager."