LLANDUDNO manager Sean Eardley has pulled off another transfer coup with the signing of Neil Ashton.

The JD Cymru North side are looking to make significant improvements under the former Caernarfon Town boss next season when it finally gets underway, and the presence of an experienced figure such as Ashton is another big boost for everyone associated with the club.

Ashton is a former professional who has enjoyed a standout career to date. The Liverpool native began his career at Tranmere Rovers before enjoying spells at Chester City, Wrexham and Shrewsbury Town in the pro ranks.

The versatile player can operate either at full-back or in midfield and Eardley was clearly thrilled at the prospect of seeing him in action at Maesdu Park.

He said: "I’m thrilled to be bringing a player of Ashy’s calibre into the football club. It’s not just what he will bring on the field, it’s what he will bring off it.

“He’s a leader and has so much experience and will be a massive influence on the younger players.

“After speaking to him on a few occasions he’s buzzing, as am I, and I’m looking forward to him integrating with the squad and club officials alike.”

This is the latest in a series of exciting developments at the club this summer, with new chairman Andrew Croston looking to get the club back to prominence after a difficult period over the last two years.

Bringing Eardley to Tudno was a real shot in the arm for supporters given his standing within the domestic game, and the manager has assembled a squad who are more than capable of making their presence felt at the top-end of the second tier.

Ashton’s arrival is another statement of intent from Llandudno and he should be a key component once the Welsh Government and Football Association of Wales gives the green light for the new season to resume.