LLANDUDNO Albion manager Darren Jones is hoping for more of the same as his squad prepare to return to pre-season training.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side have received a boost with the new that all of last season’s squad have agreed to stay on for the campaign, which will see the third tier become stronger than ever with the introduction of Denbigh Town and Holyhead Hotspur.

Jones has arranged a busy friendly fixture list for the group, which begins with a home tie against ambitious Corwen on July 5.

This will be followed by game against local rivals Llandudno and Llandudno Athletic on July 12 and 16, and they will also test themselves against Penmaenmawr Phoenix, Buckley Town, Maghull and FC Nomads before their season opener.

Albion finished the previous campaign in third position after putting an incredible run of results together during the second half of the campaign, with a sluggish start eventually costing them a shot at the title that was eventually won by Llangefni Town.

Jones, said: “We haven’t started pre-season yet so there are still a few things to sort.

“All last year’s squad have agreed to stay so I don’t think we’ll be in a bad place, especially if we get a couple through the door.

“I felt keeping the squad together and building on last year was more important than trying to make wholesale changes.

“In terms of expectations I think the league will be more difficult with the two new clubs, but we are hoping we can have a better start then just try to see if we can keep picking up points and see where we get to.

“Anything similar to last year will be another improvement given the teams now in the league.”