LLANDUDNO have made a bold move with the appointment of Gary Taylor-Fletcher as their new manager.

The recently relegated side have made a huge statement of intent by securing the services of the former Premier League star, who joins them from Tier 2 North rivals Bangor City.

There is no doubt that Taylor-Fletcher has all the credentials to be a success at the Giant Hospitality Stadium, but make no mistake, there is a big job on at Tudno as they prepare for the second tier following a four-year stay in the JD Welsh Premier League.

As is the case with all relegated sides, there will be plenty that will be seeking pastures new to remain part of the WPL or look for new challenges elsewhere, so these are decisions that Taylor-Fletcher will need to come to terms with at the earliest opportunity to avoid complications further down the line during a critical summer for the club.

The new appointment is well connected within the game and knows what is expected in order to succeed at this level thanks to his time last year with the Citizens, where he was given the unenviable job of guiding them through financial turmoil and bringing through a number of youngsters into the senior set-up following a host of departures.

This is something he could well do once again at Tudno, where there is expected to be plenty of places up for grabs and a thriving Academy that has produced a wealth of talent in recent years.

The second tier will be its usual unforgiving environment next season, which has been made even stronger with the introductions of Colwyn Bay, Tudno and Llangefni Town, so a strong start will be essential as Taylor-Fletcher tries to get the club adjusted for a possible promotion push at the first time of asking.

Bringing in trusted assistant Alan Moogan is a good move as the pair have worked well together in the past, but it will be their summer recruitment that will determine whether or not Taylor-Fletcher’s first season at the helm will be a success.

The club has enjoyed so much success both on the pitch and within the community in recent years, and to see them relegated was a bitter blow that was inevitable from quite early on.

Getting Tudno back in the big time represents a significant challenge for Taylor-Fletcher, who will no doubt relish the opportunity and freedom to put his own stamp on a well-run club who continue to show ambition.