LLANDUDNO manager Sean Eardley has issued a rallying cry to clubs across the regions following the latest local lockdown measures.

The JD Cymru North boss was in reflective mood following the latest stumbling block in their pursuit of getting a confirmed start date from the Football Association of Wales, which looks further away than ever with coronavirus cases rising across the country.

Eardley will be discussing training steps for members of his squad who are unable to get over the Conwy border as part of the new lockdown, with the former Caernarfon Town manager using this unprecedented time to blend in members of the reserves and U19 sides into the first-team squad.

He said: “It won’t affect training as such. We have a few players travelling in from out of county so we will be in dialogue with them over the coming days about work done away from the ground.

“The reserves and under 19s have integrated really well so numbers thankfully won’t be affected as they’re based within Conwy county.

“It’s a blow of course as it’s more disruption, but we have to adapt as coaches and players in what is an extreme state of affairs at the minute with Covid-19 cases on the rise.”

Eardley outlined his belief that competitive games could be managed equally as efficiently as phased youth games and called on clubs across North Wales are to help out one order in their bid to overcome adversity.

“Clubs will need support from the governing bodies for the long term,” added Eardley.

“I personally feel foundation and youth phased games could be easily managed, but is there a difference for senior games? If guidance and support are there for us to access, a normal ‘matchday’ I’d feel would run as close to smooth as possible.

“If clubs rally and help each other, we can fight this.”

The Tudno boss also highlighted recent comments made by Colwyn Bay manager Craig Hogg surrounding health and wellbeing of those who depend on football, with some struggling to cope without this release since the halting of fixtures earlier this year.

Eardley, said: “The point Hoggy (Craig Hogg) made last week about mental health was bang on.

“We need to make sure boys and girls/men and women have access to that support also, as day to day it can be a struggle for many without football and sport in general.”