JOHN HASELDIN insists Holywell Town will not let another twist in a rollercoaster ride of emotions derail their 2019/20 - whatever division they are in.

The Wellmen have been planning for life in the Welsh National League Premier Division, and a home clash with Mold Alex, but their preparations have been thrown up in the air.

And that's because Bangor City's ongoing disciplinary case with the Football Association of Wales has cast fresh doubt over which division both the Wellmen and the Citizens will be playing in this season.

The duo, and Llandyrnog United, have seen their scheduled starts to the season postponed until Bangor's arbitration hearing on Friday, August 16, with another seven days grace after the findings are revealed.

A statement from the FAW read: "Using its plenary powers to make emergency decisions in accordance with the FAW Standing Order 22 (iii), the committee have implemented FAW Rule 35 against three clubs, Bangor City, Holywell Town and Llandyrnog with immediate effect and up to a maximum of seven calendar days after the judgement of the arbitration hearing, in order to protect the sporting integrity of the competitions that these three clubs are scheduled to participate in."

Bangor have appealed their initial 21-point deduction - that kept them in the Cymru North at Holywell's expense on goal difference - and £700 fine for fielding an ineligible player in seven league matches last term.

But the FAW have brought another charge to the table, with 'Player A' also allegedly appearing in Bangor's clash with Prestatyn Town on March 22, which would seemingly incur another three-point penalty.

A 24-point deduction would see Bangor relegated with Holywell securing a place in the new-look Cymru North for the forthcoming campaign.

Holywell boss Haseldin insists that his side are ready for action regardless of what league they find themselves in, the Wellmen conducting themselves impressively as the saga continues to rumble on.

"It's been a real rollercoaster ride over the last few months," said Haseldin. "We won't get sucked into being bitter towards anyone, instead we've been planning for the new season.

"We want to play some football as soon as possible, and move on from the events of the last few months.

"We've felt many emotions over the last few weeks, but we can't worry or stress about what might happen, and we certainly can't allow the outcome to hamper our season.

"The decision is totally out of our hands and we will wait and see what the outcome is.

"The important thing is that we don't want anyone feeling sorry for us because the players are all comfortable with whatever decision is made.

"I'm emotionally attached to the club, so it's been difficult for me, but we've got a good atmosphere in the group and we are ready for the season."

Holywell will be able to start their season on Wednesday night as they entertain Bradley Park in round one of the North East Wales Challenge Cup, 7.30pm kick-off.

Haseldin is urging the club's loyal supporters to get down to Halkyn Road and cheer the Wellmen on to victory.

"We need the town and the community to come together," said Haseldin. "We want the lads to be supported by a great atmosphere as we look to get the very best out of them.

"The lads are desperate to play."

Jack Pennington, Lee Butterworth, Mike Platt, Tony Roebuck and Shaun Tuck could all miss out for Holywell, who have Mark Connolly, Luke Edwards, Charlie Hughes and Iwan Rogers available.

Goalkeeper Danny Stanton and attacker Jake Cooke are expected to feature from the start with the latter impressing Haseldin, who said: "Jake has been exceptional in pre-season. He's fearless and ready to make his mark on games."