NEW signing Danny Williams, who came through the Liverpool junior ranks alongside Steven Gerrard, is poised to stake another claim to fame – helping Rhyl recapture the cherished Welsh Premier League crown.
On day one of the new era at Rhyl, former Wrexham midfielder Williams will look to steer the Lilywhites to a propitious start as they launch their title challenge at home to Newtown.
But new manager Allan Bickerstaff, who took over following the departure of former manager John Hulse, is not getting carried away by title talk.
Bickerstaff said: ”More than a few people seem to be tipping us for success, which is very pleasing, but our focus is entirely on making sure we perform to our highest potential.”
Williams might be excused for thinking he is back in the Racecourse dressing room when he rejoins old team-mates Josh Johnson, Jamie Reed, Neil Roberts and former Airbus ace Gareth Owen.
A big crowd is expected at Belle Vue to run the rule over the Wrexham Mark II contingent, along with other exciting recruits such as striker Carl Owen, in addition to the survivors from last season’s third-place finishers.
Pre-season evidence has only served to reinforce the growing view that Rhyl look set to do the business, with a sequence of impressive results through the summer.
Striker Craig Moses, who has attracted interest from Hereford United, should feature for Newtown, writes John Bridgwater.