AIRBUS lost Sam Hart to Colwyn Bay before signing an ideal replacement in Stuart Jones during a busy few days.

The experienced Jones, who spent time on-loan at Flint Town United earlier this year, arrives at the Airfield after leaving Bala Town.

Talking to the club’s official website, 33-year-old Jones, who had also played for Chester, said: “I’m very happy to be joining the club.

“I’ve played against Airbus for the last couple of years and been impressed by the standards set and the mentality of the club.

“My main aim for the season is to win the league and anything else I can get my hands on. It’s pointless starting the season wanting second best.

“I always aim on winning everything I enter and now especially that the club has been demoted that is to get the club back to the Cymru Premier where it belongs.

“The fans can expect me to give nothing but 110 per cent every time I enter the pitch, to give it all and hopefully score a few goals along the way.”

Hart, comfortable in the middle of defence or left-back, has agreed a deal to sign for Colwyn Bay, where he will link up with boss Craig Hogg.

After signing for the Seagulls, Hart told the club’s website: “I have worked with the manager before and I know exactly what he will expect from me and the team.

“He also knows exactly what he will get back in return, which is hard work, passion and a will to win.

“I have a lot of experience in the Welsh system which I hope can help us kick on next season and achieve our target of promotion.”

Airbus boss Steve O’Shaughnessy added: “It’s disappointing because he has been good for the club on and off the pitch, but I understand why he has left and I wish him well.”

The Wingmakers have managed to keep hold of key duo of captain Steve Tomassen and midfielder Ryan Edwards, while Danny Edwards has extended his stay in Flintshire after initially signing in January.

“I’m made up to have signed for Airbus,” said Danny Edwards. “Last season was a disappointing outcome but the challenge is to get the club back into the Cymru Premier on the first attempt, so I’m looking forward in playing my part to achieve this.”

Flint, who effectively took Airbus’s place in the top-flight, have continued to build for next season by signing Nathan Craig and Ben Nash.

Craig arrives after leaving Caernarfon for a new challenge, with Nash heading to the Essity Stadium after Rhyl were wound up.

Holywell Town, meanwhile, have added Ilan ap Gareth to their squad ahead of the 2020/21 Cymru North campaign.

The former Cefn Druids attacker tweeted: “Buzzing to get started.”

Gresford Athletic have re-signed defender Max Peate.

“After discussing with Max about a possible return to Gresford Athletic, we both felt it was the right decision,” said new Gresford boss Eddie Maurice-Jones.

“Max arguably played his best football at Gresford Athletic and is highly thought of at the club.”