THREE pivotal senior squad members have committed their futures to Bangor 1876.

The Gwynedd League champions enjoyed a phenomenal first season in a competitive environment, securing the title without dropping a single point and also achieving plenty of notable scalps from higher up the pyramid in cup competitions.

Mel Jones’ side are set to compete either at Tier 3 or 4 depending on their allocation from the Football Association of Wales within their new structure coming in next year, and they have received a welcome boost with the news that Jamie Petrie, Michael Johnston and Les Davies have all decided to remain at the club.

All three played a leading part in the squad’s incredible rise to prominence last season. Petrie was a ruthless force in front of goal on his way to becoming the club’s top scorer. And he will be counted on once again to produce the goods in the final third.

Johnston was appointed club captain and took on the mentoring role superbly well during the campaign. He was a rock solid presence at the back and also chipped in with some rare goals to further enhance his overall contribution to the set-up.

Rounding off those that have committed is imposing forward Davies, who spearheaded their charge from the front and was at his clinical best throughout the season.

1876 boss Jones, said: “The club are delighted that the three have committed for the new season as we work towards our goal of challenging for promotion again.

“Their experience on and off the pitch is invaluable to the squad. We will soon have more positive news about the squad that we look forward to announcing.”

The club also had their Treborth base inspected by the FAW in their pursuit of Tier 3 football next term. However, this is far from guaranteed given the number of clubs applying that are currently part of this particular tier in the region.

A formal announcement will be made regarding this on July 10 by the FAW.