LLANDUDNO have received a major boost with the return to training of centre half Gerwyn Jones.

The former Welsh youth international has yet to play for the club after dealing with a significant back problem that required significant recovery time, but Jones is now back in training in the hope of making his way into the squad in the coming weeks.

Jones emerged as one of the standout performers for Conwy Borough during the early stages of last season before injury problems and unavailability ravaged the second half of his campaign, and he penned a deal at Maesdu Park during the summer for new Tudno boss Matthew Jones.

The defender’s return will be a timely boost for a Tudno squad that has been riddled with inconsistencies during their first season back at JD Cymru North level, but they have shown signs of life of late and currently sit tenth in the standings.

Jones was part of the prestigious youth stricture at Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City as a youngster and has also turned out for Caernarfon Town and Porthmadog during a standout career to date.

He is set to bolster a Tudno rear-guard that has conceded 29 goals in 19 second tier outings this term despite goalkeeper Shaun Pearson’s sensational form in recent weeks.