DURING the lockdown period Ryan Stephens and his Cwmamman United management team took the opportunity to undertake a major review of the playing set up at the club and the Grenig Park football ground set-up.

And with training now having returned they have already started implementing their exciting plans to bounce back from last season.

“It was extremely disappointing to be moved down from Cymru South league following the FAW average points formula, particularly when our form since January suggested we could well stay up” said Ryan .

“But these are difficult times and to be honest we had not been consistent enough over the season.”

Ryan continued: “We realised though that this was an opportunity to take a good look at ourselves and create an identity and foundation where we could enhance the way we developed our players and improve our professionalism.”

The club has recently introduced a new range of training and fitness programmes, improved technical data and analysis capabilities as well as create a players charter enhancing team spirit.

“We have been busy bringing in a mix of young and experienced players to join a squad where we have been lucky to keep a large group of key players from last season,” said Ryan.

“Combined with a strong group of existing key young local talent that we expect to see step up this season and with two strong reserve sides we feel we are in a really good place team wise.

“It is great to see everyone buying in to the new approach.

“We recognise this will be an extremely difficult league with many strong sides but we are really excited about the challenge to get back to the Cymru South.

“We aim to be a club where our players feel truly valued and our club members, supporters and the community feel proud.

“We will continue our preparations so that once it is safe to resume matches again we will be ready.”

Certainly, the Cwmamman supporters will be buoyed by the positive words of Stephens, and like all clubs will eagerly await a resumption date for football - and fixtures for what is sure to be a shortened 2020/21 season.