GUILSFIELD head into the new JD Cymru North campaign with a new look management structure.

Former manager Nathan Leonard steps up to director of football while Bernie Jones takes on the manager’s role with Jason Brindley the first team coach.

However continuity is key at Clos Mytton with last season’s squad retained while the arrival of striker Adam Davies and midfielder Jolyon Harries bolsters the ranks.

Davies arrives from Ellesmere Rangers having impressed during a season with Welshpool Town in the MMP-NL Mid Wales League two years ago while Harries makes the move from Caersws following a brief spell with Newtown in the JD Cymru Premier.

Brindley said: “We are looking at building on the end of last season where we finished strong and are looking at applying them same work ethics in the upcoming season.

“We know the league will be difficult with some strong teams but we trust ourselves and how we want to play, with and without the ball.

“I think we have added really well to an already very close and established group.”

Brindley underlined the importance of a team ethic and trusting his players to prove themselves.

“The lads know the standard of the league is strong but any player should relish that opportunity to prove themselves and we have nothing to fear,” insisted Brindley.

“People will be looking at teams in the league with Premier budgets but we know are strengths and our limits.

“We will do what we are good at, we will stick together and we will give everything we have in every game we play.”

Meanwhile Leonard backed the Guils to strive for a top six finish.

“I believe this group of players, with the backing of great staff and committee can really push for top four but that will be a huge task given the resources of a lot of teams.,” said Leonard. “It will be a great league this season and you won’t get any easy games.

“We will look to get a good Welsh Cup run going but we need to win the Central Wales Cup this season. This squad and club deserves some silverware.”