THE surface at Denbigh Town Football Club's home ground is 'taking shape' after undergoing an extensive makeover during the last few weeks.

Central Park may not have seen any footballing action over the last year and a bit, but that has not stopped the club from working behind the scenes there.

Denbigh Town will play in the newly-formed Ardal North West League (tier three) when football returns.

The club is currently carrying out work on its home ground to replace the current drainage and install a sprinkler system serviced by the club's very own bore hole.

Club officials hope they can play home matches there as soon as August.

A statement from the club read: "Specialist 360 Groundcare crew led by Managing Director and ex-Denbigh Town stalwart Miles Todd have been hard at work down at Central Park.

"The surface is now taking shape prior to the sanding and seeding process with only minimal evidence remaining that a sophisticated drainage and sprinkler system now lie beneath the newly laid surface.

"Excitement builds in the Denbigh community, with hopes that the playing surface will be ready for action as early as the end of August 2021, only four weeks into the confirmed 2021-22 season."

Denbigh Town FC First team manager Dewi Llion added: "It’s been a frustrating time for grassroots enthusiasts and we simply cannot wait to get going. The new surface will enhance player performance and the club’s reputation throughout Wales”.

Successful funding bids to the Clocaenog Wind Farm Community Fund, Sport Wales and Denbighshire County Council Community Fund and the continued backing provided by Lock Stock Storage have ensured that the club can implement a very sophisticated solution which will ensure that the playing surface can be maintained at a very high standard, and recover quickly during the harsh and wet winter months.