NICK JONES “wouldn’t turn down” the offer of an extended spell in charge of Corwen.

Jones has been placed in temporary charge of the War Memorial Park outfit after boss Danny Jellicoe and assistant Tommy Mutton left by mutual consent on Tuesday.

The former Corwen player will take the reins for a week as the club finalise plans for the future, with Jones leading his side into battle at Rhyl tomorrow.

It’s nothing new for Jones, who took temporary charge of the 2-2 draw at Llanfair earlier this season with Jellicoe and Mutton absent.

And Jones would be happy to extend his week-long caretaker spell, saying: “If the club offered me the chance to stay for longer, however long that may be, then I wouldn’t turn down that opportunity.

“I’ve been given a week, including the Rhyl game, and I’m happy to continue doing whatever the club needs me to do.

“But something needs to be sorted sooner rather than later so that everyone can get settled ahead of the rest of the season.”

Jones is disappointed to see Jellicoe and Mutton, with whom he helped Corwen gain promotion to the Cymru North, leave the club.

“I learned a lot from Danny and Tommy and I’d like to think they learned a lot from me,” said Jones. “We had a good bond, which is maybe why we were so successful.”

If Jones is to persuade the Corwen board to appoint him on a permanent basis then a positive result at Rhyl would certainly help.

On the challenge of Rhyl, Jones said: “I’ve seen every team in the league, except Conwy Borough, and Rhyl are the best footballing team.

“Rhyl are a hard team to beat, but that’s what I want us to be going forward - hard to beat.

“We are at the bottom end of the table because we are conceding too many goals and we’ve got to make it harder for the opposition.

Tom Williams, pictured, Nathan Davies, Lewys Turner and Tom Mann are set to miss the trip to Belle Vue, although Matty Williams and Jak Newell return.

Porthmadog, the only team below Corwen in the table, play host to Ruthin tomorrow, while tonight, Llandudno head to Llangefni.