HOLYHEAD Hotspur have received a huge boost with the news that goalkeeper Carl Jones is set to stay at the club.

The Chronicle understands that the talented shot-stopper has committed to getting the Holy Islanders’ back to Tier 2 North at the first opportunity following their relegation from the Huws Gray Alliance, despite receiving a number of different offers from other sides across the region.

Jones is a member of the provisional Ynys Mon Men’s football squad ahead of this summer’s Island Games tournament, which is being held on Anglesey for the first time, and he also boasts JD Welsh Premier League experience during his time at Prestatyn Town.

He arrived at Spurs last summer as a direct replacement for Paul Pritchard, who departed for HGA rivals Porthmadog.

This will be a real shot in the arm to manager Darren Garmey and everyone else at the club after a disappointing second tier campaign that saw them finish bottom of the standings to condemn them to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One football next term.

They are expected to be challenging for promotion next term in the ultra-competitive fourth tier, with a source also revealing to The Chronicle that some more influential members of their set-up have also decided to stay on at the New Stadium.