WELSHPOOL Town Football Club has set its sights on the new north east Wales league.

The Maesydre club has received a licence to make the step up to the new league set for launch next season.

The club will learn its fate on July 10.

Club spokesman Russell Cadwallader said the application underlined their ambitions.

He said: “The club has always been in favour of the restructure and hopes the Football Association of Wales (FAW) take this opportunity to be brave.

“The easy thing to do is join the Wrexham and North Wales League together and keep Mid Wales the same.

“I think if Mid Wales clubs want to improve and make the next step for life in the Cymru North they would be better served playing North Wales and Wrexham area clubs on a regular basis.

“It’s a different culture,” added Cadwallader who has been involved with the Maesydre club since the 1980s and represented the club at all levels.

“It’s easy to become complacent in the Mid Wales League, which is fine, but we want our young players at Welshpool to be ambitious, be the best players they can be and progress.

“You become better by being tested physically and mentally week in week out.

Like all clubs in Wales the Lilywhites have been frustrated by the ongoing Welsh Government ban on contact sport which has compicated preparations and squad strengthening.

Cadwallader said: The majority of our players from last season have committed but recruitment is difficult when you don’t what league you are in, who you will be playing and when it is likely to start.

“Players are still registered to last seasons teams on Comet so it’s a little disrespectful to pursue and announce new signings at this time. With current restrictions and social distancing in place, I think we just have to accept there are more important things than football and be patient.”