ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton has been reflecting on his first season at the club after their concluded their fixtures last week.

The Saints ended a positive Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One campaign with a 3-1 loss at Llanrwst United, but despite the defeat Brewerton has been pleased with the efforts of his squad in what has been a very competitive league this term.

He said: “Looking back on the season I’m very pleased at how things have gone for us, we’ve had plenty of ups and downs, but on the whole the lads have done really well.

“They have put their complete trust in me and always tried to do everything I’ve asked of them, there have been points lost along the way but some by very fine margins, and it looks like we may have secured our highest league finish.”

In addition to the progression of the senior side, Brewerton has also significantly improved the cub’s youth structure which has resulted in some teenage talent making their first team debuts throughout the season and acquitting themselves well against strong opposition.

The former Rhyl Youth boss is now aiming to build and strengthen over the summer, with their reserve side also entering the Welsh Alliance Reserve League next term with a view to enhancing their development.

“When I was first appointed, I had a lot of objectives I wanted for the club, the main one being building foundations for the clubs future,” added Brewerton.

“Developing young players is something I’ve done all through my years of coaching and I wanted to bed that in at St Asaph.

“Apart from one game back in August we’ve had a minimum of two players under the age of 19 in our squad for every game. We’ve also had some of the U16s in our squad and given 16-year-old Ellis Blench his first team debut.

“As we to go into next season we have to look to build on what we have already done; we know the areas we need to strengthen and we will start making steps towards doing that, there is real quality within this team so it’s important we build around them.”