FOOTBALL is still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic but Cymru North clubs have been busy strengthening their squads ready for when the 2020-21 campaign kicks off.

Gresford Athletic have re-signed centre-back Ben Burrows from Flint Town United.

The 22-year-old, who has experience of playing in the top flight as well as this level, previously had a loan spell with Gresford during the 2018/19 season.

Burrows started his career at Wrexham in their U18s squad and joined Cefn Druids for the 2017/18 campaign.

After leaving The Rock, Burrows signed for Rhyl where he linked up with current Gresford manager Eddie Maurice-Jones and he stayed at Belle Vue until the club dissolved at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Burrows made the switch to Flint, who had been promoted to the Cymru Premier, for the start of the 2020/21 season and he made five appearances for the club.

Meanwhile, Asa Hamilton is another player returning to a former club with the striker signing for Buckley Town.

Hamilton, who was joint-top scorer for Airbus when they won the Cymru Alliance in 2018-19, joins Buckley from Caernarfon.

The frontman signed for Caernarfon - his 11th club - ahead of the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

Airbus have completed the signing of midfielder Nathan Brown.

Brown helped Flint clinch promotion back to the top-flight last term but he left the club in November.

Having previously played for Chester, Brown made 30 appearances for the Silkmen, contributing with 10 goals and 12 assists, and Airbus manager Steve O’Shaughnessy is delighted with the new addition.

“Nathan is an excellent signing, he is someone who knows the league and playing on the 3G will definitely benefit his game,” said O’Shaughnessy.

Prestatyn Town’s management team have been busy too with three major signings.

Although things are still up in the air regarding a possible start date due to the Tier 4 lockdown implemented by the Welsh Government, the Seasiders’ revamp of their squad has continued under first team manager Ryan Turner and director of football John Lawless.

Forward Luke Holden, who has turned out for The New Saints, Rhyl, Charlton Athletic, Wrexham, Skelmersdale and Connah’s Quay Nomads during his career, is their big coup.

“I’ve known Luke a very long time and his experience will be a major plus for the squad,” said Lawless. “He has experience of playing at the top level of the Welsh Football Pyramid and I’m delighted he has agreed to join Prestatyn Town subject to FAW clearance.”

Sam Barnes, a commanding defender who has enjoyed success at the likes of Bangor City and Newtown, also moves to Town while the third signing is Lee Beattie, who joins from neighbouring Prestatyn Sports.

He rose to fame with a stunning goal against Bangor City in 2015 that was almost shortlisted for the FIFA Puskas Award.