LLANDUDNO skipper Danny Hughes is targeting improvement from his side next season following a busy summer behind the scenes.

Things look far different at Maesdu Park ahead of the upcoming campaign, with new chairman Andrew Croston wasting no time in making his presence felt.

The club pulled off a real coup with the appointment of Sean Eardley as their manager after he enjoyed a tremendous spell at Caernarfon Town, and Hughes is hoping this can be the springboard to bigger and better things in the future for Tudno.

He said: “In a perfect world for next season we win the league, but realistically I think If we can have a strong season and finish towards the top end of the table, say top six, it'll be a big improvement for us.

“I think it's a tough league so it could be a year or two before we can compete for the league and push for promotion.”

Hughes outlined his faith in the new regime by agreeing to a two-year contract extension this summer, and it is clear that Eardley is already having a huge impact after the club finally returned to training in a socially distanced manner recently.

“Eards has been brilliant since he's come in,” added Hughes.

“There's a feel-good factor around the club which I think a lot of it has to do with Eards being appointed. He has managed to put a good group of lads together so there’s a positive vibe around the place which hopefully we can carry into the season.”

The midfielder was one of the JD Cymru North’s top performers once again last season despite Tudno struggling overall, and he is now calling on the Football Association of Wales to deliver a formal start date for the new campaign.

Hughes, said: “It's been good to be back training and working towards the new season kicking off.

“It would be good to have a start date now which would give us something to aim for.”