IT has been a season to forget for everyone associated with Llandudno Football Club.

The club were relegated from the JD Welsh Premier League after a four-year stay in the top flight that also brought with it Europa League qualification and a high-profile fixture against Swedish giants IFK Goteborg.

This must have seemed like a very distant memory throughout the current campaign, with Tudno rarely out of the bottom two during the entirety of the season as they prepare for life in Tier 2 North.

Manager Iwan Williams made wholesale changes during the summer, with only Danny Hughes and Toby Jones surviving the cull, and this resulted in the squad taking some time to build relationships on and off the field together in the unforgiving WPL.

Despite bringing in experienced figures such as Mike Pearson, Kai Edwards and Mark Connolly, the squad found things difficult throughout the season and more was definitely expected heading into the campaign.

Things were not easy for Williams from a personal perspective throughout the season, and Tudno will now embark on a new era after it was decided he would not return to the club following a period of compassionate leave.

This is the best decision for all parties involved, especially with the expected exodus of senior figures within the squad and a significantly reduced budget that usually comes from relegation.

There were some positives to take from the season, with livewire forward George Harry coming on a significant amount of the campaign wore on after a frustrating start in front of goal.

Alun Webb’s consistency was another notable highlight, and there are plenty of talented youngsters coming through the club’s thriving Academy system that are going to be counted on heavily next term.

You get the sense that this is going to be a seriously important summer for the club, with a new manager to come in and substantial squad changes yet again leaving more questions than answers at the present time.

With Tier 2 being as competitive as it is, Tudno must get their decisions right as relatively early to stand any chance of mounting a promotion challenge, but there are good people working behind the scenes to ensure that their stay outside of the top flight is a brief one.

There will be a chance for more wins next season at a lower standard, but there are no easy games in the second tier anymore and they are going to have to fight and scrap for any success that comes their way.