LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams has once again put his faith in the promise of midfielder Jay Gibbs.

The Tudno boss agreed to take the mercurial playmaker to the Giant Hospitality Stadium just hours after he was released by Caernarfon Town, which is the second time the duo have teamed up in recent years.

The onus will be on Gibbs to prove that he not only has the qualities to perform at JD Welsh Premier League level, but also the temperament to compete with some of the best players anywhere in the country.

There is no doubting the talent that Gibbs possesses. He has the ability to take over a game virtually on his own and can conjure something out of nothing.

The former Holyhead Hotspur man also has an eye for goal from long distance, but his attitude has come into question on occasions and he seems to have lost his way in recent weeks due to discipline problems that have put his place in the side under question.

Coming into a very driven and determined Llandudno squad is a fantastic opportunity for him, as Gibbs played the best football of his career so far when working under Williams at The Oval.

The pair have formed a close bond off-the-pitch which gave Gibbs a new lease of life, and the pair will be hoping for further success as Tudno look to seal a Europa League playoff place during the second half of the season.

Getting into the side will be easier said than done given the strength within the squad, but the experienced duo of skipper Tom Dix and Danny Hughes can be very good role models for Gibbs during his settling in process.

The midfield pair are well respected within the set-up and could serve as a benchmark to Gibbs in terms of where he wants to be in the future.

This is more evident with Hughes, who has been at the top of his game this season and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the Welsh pyramid operating at the position.

Players such as Marc Williams, Matty Williams and Mike Williams have done it all in the game and for Gibbs to be surrounded with quality such as this can only be a good thing going forward.

He has his quirks, as all great players do, but in Williams he has finally found someone that he trusts fully and can help him realise his immense potential.

It might take some time to establish himself, but he is sure to improve enormously from the experience of playing for a top flight side, and with a little bit of luck he could be the X-factor that could lead to European football returning to the Giant Hospitality Stadium.