LLANDUDNO have been given a major boost after skipper Danny Hughes penned a new two-year deal.

The gifted midfielder turned down offers from elsewhere to remain at the JD Cymru North side last summer following their relegation, and Hughes will lead an exciting new era for the club following the appointment of Sean Eardley as first-team manager.

Hughes is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished players in the region and he boasts plenty of experience that will stand what is expected to be a revamped squad in good stead.

Eardley, said: “Danny, similar to Shaun Pearson, was a big factor in me re-joining the club.

“I’ve played with him, played against him, coached him and he’s a born winner in whatever he sets out to do.

“He’s a fantastic leader, and certainly somebody you want in the trenches with you, and to date, he’s had a fantastic career domestically.

“He’s attracted interest and rightly so, but we’ve had conversations and a few laughs along the way and he’s buzzing for the season to start, when safe to do so.”

Hughes will continue to wear the captain’s armband under Eardley, and the former Rhyl man highlighted Eardley’s arrival as a primary factor in him agreeing to remain with the set-up.

He said: “The news was massive for the club and hopefully for the town. It's what everyone was asking for and fair play to everyone involved for getting it over the line.

“It's a massive coup for the club to bring Eards in after such a successful time with Caernarfon. Hopefully, when things start back there will be a buzz around the place.”

The playmaker added it had been “harder to turn down” approaches from elsewhere over the last two seasons, but is confident the good times can return for Tudno in time.

“Nothing happens overnight but fingers crossed the fans will get behind everyone and help push the place on because at the end of it all we all want the same thing, and that's for Llandudno FC to succeed,” added Hughes.