PENRHYNCOCH will head into the new JD Cymru North season with the aim of improving on last season’s brush with relegation.

The Roosters narrowly survived dropping into the relegation places last season with Holywell Town relegated on the final day.

Manager Gari Lewis remained confident his side would push on from last season.

“It is always a tough league,” said Lewis. “This season will be no different but we are confident of being competitive.”

The Roosters have a hard earned reputation of punching above their weight with Lewis entrusting his squad to continue to give their all to the cause.

Heading a cast of new arrivals is midfielder Lance Jones who arrives at Cae Baker following several years with Caersws, including the Bluebirds’ tenure in the second tier.

Lewis has looked to the MMP-NL Mid Wales League for further additions with several exciting prospects making the step up.

Striker Ifan Burrell and defender Matthew Pemberthy join from Bow Street while Gwion Pugh-Jones and striker Guto Huw arrive from Borth United with each keen to make their mark at a higher level.

Meanwhile the arrival of midfielder Steff Gittins from Aberystwyth Town further boosts Lewis’ squad.

Departing Cae Baker for pastures new is forward Liam Doherty who has joined MMP-NL Mid Wales League One side Aberaeron.

The rest of the squad remains unchanged with veteran defensive campaigners Sion James and Jon Foligno joined by goalkeeper Lee Jenkins, midfielder Owain James and striker Jonny Evans in forming a recognisable spine.

Meanwhile Lewis has also looked to add some of the most experienced former players in the club’s history to boost his coaching team after Iwan Roberts stepped down due to family commitments.

Former Aberystwyth Town stars Aneurin Thomas and Sion Meredith are joined by club stalwart Dylan James on the bench.

“We have brought in a few good additions to boost last season’s squad and go into the season with confidence,” said Lewis.