LLANDUDNO manager Sean Eardley has called on clubs across the region to keep following the guidelines to enable football to return.

The Football Association of Wales move to phase three of their return plan last week, which will see a possible league start set for mid-November at the earliest.

This might be put into further doubt given the rise in coronavirus cases across the country in recent days, which would be a significant blow to ambitious clubs like Tudno who are looking to leave their mark in JD Cymru North next season, whenever that is permitted to get underway.

Eardley’s bombshell arrival to Maesdu Park from Caernarfon Town has galvanised the set-up, with new chairman Andrew Croston putting some exciting plans together behind the scenes to match the manager’s ambitions to get the club back to prominence at the earliest possible opportunity.

The new boss was full of credit for the way his squad have applied themselves during a difficult time, even though Eardley was a “little frustrated” by the FAW’s announcement.

He said: “We like other teams, were maybe left a little frustrated and downhearted about the decision.

“Again, similar to what other managers have touched on, a potential start date would’ve given us a little light at the end of a long, long tunnel.

“The lads have applied themselves brilliantly and the club have been ticking along nicely with the newly furbished clubhouse and Premier League returning.

“Nothing beats that matchday feeling though of meeting for a breakfast with the lads and putting a 20 team ‘acca’ on that has no chance of coming in.

“If people keep following guidelines, then hopefully a comeback will be on the horizon.”