LLANDUDNO player-assistant manager Matty Williams has thanked supporters after parting ways with the club.

The Pioneer understands that Williams was deemed surplus to requirement by manager Iwan Williams, who is completely overhauling his squad during the January transfer window as he looks to improve his side’s JD Welsh Premier League survival hopes.

Williams is one of the most trophy-laden players operating within the top flight thanks to his time with Rhyl, The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads, before joining Tudno to work under the former Caernarfon Town boss this summer.

The former Manchester United trainee, said: “I was desperate to stay and help the club get out of the predicament the club found themselves in, but unfortunately, I've been told to leave.

“I would like to wish the squad and the fans the very best of luck for the remainder of the season.”

Williams, who dislocated his shoulder two weeks ago which left him unable to contribute over the busy festive fixture list, added he was “disappointed” to have been shown the door.

This is the latest in a series of changes at the Giant Hospitality Stadium during the initial stages of the transfer window, with the boss brining in a host of new faces including former Bangor City striker Les Davies, midfield playmaker Jay Gibbs and full-back Zebb Edwards.

Tudno face a pivotal clash at Llanelli Town on Saturday in what looks to be a must-win game ahead of the split, with the gap now nine points between them and third-from-bottom Cefn Druids after a pair of draws with Caernarfon Town this week.