CONWY Borough are set to lose another star name in talented young defender Anthony Marshall.

The Pioneer understands that the player is poised to join recently relegated side Llandudno in their quest to make an instant return to Tier 2 North, which represents another huge blow for the Tangerines’ pre-season plans.

The centre half arrived at Y Morfa last summer after he was initially offered a deal in the JD Welsh Premier League with Tudno, with the move met with disappointment by recently departed manager Iwan Williams.

He was one of the standout performers for Borough during their first season back at Huws Gray Alliance level, turning in a series of exceptional displays to further enhance his reputation as one of the brightest prospects at his position anywhere in the division.

After initially agreeing to stay on at Russ Williams and Warren Gibbs’ side, Marshall has decided to follow striker Dean Seager and Bryan Roberts with a move back to the Giant Hospitality Stadium as part of their squad overhaul under new boss Matthew Jones.

The new arrival looks set to soften the blow of the impending departure of Mike Pearson, who is close to agreeing a deal with top-flight outfit Caernarfon Town.

Kai Edwards is another Tudno defender heading for the exit, with the Canaries, Bala Town and Prestatyn Town all vying for his signature.