A FINE draw with top flight opposition will set Denbigh Town up nicely for the new season.

That's the view of joint-boss Matty Jones, who is delighted with the way his new-look squad is shaping up.

Denbigh played out a goalless draw with Bala Town last weekend and Jones said: "I'm really, really pleased.

"To be fair, it wasn't as if we went there with 11 players behind the ball - we matched them.

"We could have beaten them and it was really pleasing."

He added: "It was a bit of a turning point and the lads have come together after that.

"It helps us realise we are on the right track.

"What we have got is something we can get excited about.

"We are so optimistic after that.

"But, it's important that doesn't become the highlight of the next couple of months.

"The level of performance should increase every game. They are not handing any medals out now.

"No-one wins the league in July.

"You can't get carried away with it. The most important game for us is August 10."

After a busy month or so, the Denbigh squad for the forthcoming Huws Gray Alliance campaign is coming together.

Jones added: "I think we are getting to the stage now that we are comfortable with what we have got and we are excited with what we have got.

"We will never stop looking and if players become available, we will assess it.

"But they have got to be far and away better than what we have got already.

"The lads want to be part of the vision we have got and we have got to back that with our trust.

"It's great that we can get it (the squad) settled early.

"The idea now is we have minimum disruption.

"I think year-on-year we will look at adding one or two, because we want to get a good core of a squad together."