Why Llandudno could be dark horses in the JD Welsh Premier League this season after an influx of signings this sumnmer?
Iwan Williams has brought in an influx of players during the window – and they could well be the dark-horses in the Welsh top-flight this season.
The Seasiders have gone about doing business the right way following their 10th placed finish last season at the end of Phase Two.
Williams has used made good use of the local contacts he has within his disposal by bringing in the likes of Zyaac and Zebb Edwards from Prestatyn Town.
Another smart addition this summer was bringing in 27-year-old Kai Edwards, who can play on either side of the full-back position, as well as in the centre of defence – and he is a player who possesses real quality, and it gives Williams another good headache of where he could potentially play the former Connah’s Quay Nomads player.
They’re clearly eager to go now ahead of the new season and Williams is eager for his side to push for a top-six finish ahead of the start of the new season, which begins with a trip to Aberystwyth Town on Friday evening.
He said: “The aim is to compete for a Top 6 place. I have a fantastic board behind me and although there are many people talking about our resources, as a club we have a long-term vision on and off the pitch.
“I am not embarrassed to say that experiencing European adventures is a dream of mine and hopefully that’ll happen sooner rather than later but we are realistic so to challenge for a top six place has to be an immediate aim.
“We’re in a good place physically and mentally so hopefully we can get off to a good start on Friday evening against Aberystwyth Town.”
And if this side gel as a team instantly, there is no reason why that can’t become a possibility. They also have a fantastic player in Danny Hughes, who more often than not, can pop up with a wonder goal, which he has showcased in the past.
He is their midfield general if you like and scored six goals for the Seasiders last term and will be looking to build on that form over the course of this season.
They lost their talisman Marc Williams to Huws Gray Alliance side Bangor City over the summer but still look in better stead than ever to challenge for that top six spot. It is about filling the void left by him and ensuring they attack with swagger and style in the JD Welsh Premier League this season.
It won’t be easy, of course, there are a lot of good teams in this division, but if Williams can instil confidence into his squad and make them a difficult side to beat this season, it does certainly look like a possibility come the end of the 2018/2019 season.
(Featured image: Matthew Lofthouse)