DENBIGH Town manager Eddie Maurice-Jones has bolstered his backroom staff with the appointment of a club legend.

The Huws Gray Alliance title challengers announced that former player and manager Richard Williams-Cooke will be working with the staff as an assistant after he resigned from his position as manager of Oswestry Town.

Williams-Cooke is a cult figure at Central Park after taking charge of the side that went unbeaten to claim the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title after one of the most memorable campaigns in the club’s history, where they also downed all-comers to claim the Cookson Cup.

He left his post soon after due to increasing family and work commitments, but has worked under Maurice-Jones in the past for a brief spell as part of the coaching team at Gresford Athletic.

After a difficult start to the season with Oswestry, Williams-Cooke spearheaded a complete turnaround in fortunes that saw them surge up the table and comfortably away from danger.

He was also a hugely influential figure for Denbigh during his playing days, with the left-footed midfield maestro also turning out for the likes of Bala Town and Newtown in the JD Welsh Premier League.

The Town boss, said: "It was a no-brainer to get Rich back on board after he left Oswestry Town.

“We are close mates and we've worked well together before, including at Denbigh.

“He's coming here as my assistant and will be a huge asset with his experience and passion for this club.

“Our coaching team is now really strong and we are all looking forward to the rest of the season."