LLANDUDNO are looking for an immediate turnaround in fortunes following the appointment of manager Sean Eardley.

The former Caernarfon Town boss returns to Maesdu Park in the biggest managerial change of the summer in the region, and Eardley has already begun to shape his squad ahead of their tilt at the JD Cymru North when competitive action gets underway.

When that will be remains to be seen, but Tudno appears to be in a good position to make significant improvements on the pitch to match their ambitious plans off it under the guidance of new chairman Andrew Croston.

Here are five key men who will need to be at the top of their game for Llandudno next season.

Shaun Pearson:

Widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers anywhere in the region, Pearson is a commanding and reliable presence that the coaching staff thinks highly of.

He is a superb shot-stopper who commands his area extremely well, and his contribution is going to be crucial to whatever success comes Tudno’s way.

Danny Hughes:

The skipper signed a two-year extension earlier this summer and Hughes will be the driving force from midfield next season and beyond.

Hughes is one of the region’s best players and although the team flattered to deceive for long periods of the previous campaign, his performances were still of a high standard.

Leo Riley:

One of the more notable summer arrivals to Maesdu Park was Leo Riley. The player is no stranger to success at this level having helped Airbus UK Broughton secure the Huws Gray Alliance title, and this experience is going to vital for Tudno next time around.

Riley is an accomplished player who can operate either in defence or midfield. This versatility is sure to be another valuable asset for Eardley to call upon during the campaign.

Dean Seager:

Seager has everything you look for in a good striker. He brings others into play incredibly well and works exceptionally hard, and if he can add more goals to his game then Tudno is going to have a real player on their hands.

The hometown player is going to be a key component of Eardley’s squad, and it will be important for Seager to take advantage of the strong positions he puts himself in.

Gareth Evans:

Gareth Evans followed Eardley from Caernarfon to Llandudno. He was part of the Tudno side that achieved promotion to the top-flight, and his outstanding period with Colwyn Bay was another notable highlight of a standout career to date.

His experience, ability to create in the final third and motivate others around him is something that is going to be of significant benefit to this ambitious squad next season.