ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton said the club is in “one of the best positions” it has ever been in following an incredibly busy summer.

The Saints’ boss has been working tirelessly with coaching staff and club officials during the off-season on improving the overall structure of the set-up, which will stand them in good stead ahead of a busy start to their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One campaign this week.

City begin the season with a trip to Nantlle Vale on Saturday, before welcoming championship contenders Denbigh Town for an important early-season derby clash on August 13.

Brewerton, said: “This pre-season has been one of the busiest I’ve known, we’ve been working tirelessly on many different projects, but I believe the club is now in one of the best positions it ever been in.

“The new reserve set up is looking really good and we’ve got two great coaches in Paul Lyons and Dave Taylor running that. Both of them have great knowledge of working with the younger players and we have some real talent within that group that we can develop and help them progress towards the first team.

“The first team is also now looking strong, to compliment that I now have a coaching team that I am really happy with, Jamie my assistant and Lewis the new first team coach work really well with the lads, we’ve lost a couple of players we hadn’t planned on but we’ve made some great additions in key areas and as we’ve gone through our recent games the new system is looking good.

“The lads’ attitudes have been brilliant, and I believe we are in a much better position on the field now than we were this time last year.”

The former Rhyl youth boss is looking for his side to avoid the same disappointing start that hampered their overall position this time around, adding that his squad are “all determined to try and hit the ground running in what is going to be a very competitive league”.