Connah's Quay Nomads owner Gary Dewhurst says he will invest more money in the club after revealing talks with three potential buyers of the Welsh champions were not going any further.

In a statement released today, Dewhurst said he had held “detailed discussions” with a trio of interested parties over recent months but didn’t feel any were right to take ownership of the club.

Dewhurst, who has been owner of the Nomads for the last 13 years, put the club up for sale in July to “allow a new ambitious owner with fresh ideas and fresh capital to take the club forward”.

However, with that avenue appearing closed for now, he will take a more hands-on approach at Deeside Stadium, working alongside CEO Tom Houghton, head coach Craig Harrison and new head of recruitment Dave Norman.

"In July, I made a decision to put my 100% shareholding in Connah's Quay Nomads FC up for sale, after 13 years at the helm, to allow a new ambitious owner with fresh ideas and fresh capital to take the club forward,” he said.

“We engaged a leading firm of accountants in Manchester and a discreet sales process has taken place over the last three months.

“Whilst we entered into detailed discussions with three interested parties, for a variety of reasons, we didn't feel these parties were the right buyers to entrust the club's future over the next generation.

“During this period, not only have we lost the most successful manager in the club's history, but we have also had a very challenging start to the season in terms of injuries and form and as of today stand nine points behind second place and a guaranteed European place.

“There are nearly 70 more league points to play for so this gap is not insurmountable. Today is Day 1 of this new challenge and I love a challenge.”

He added: “I will be stepping back into the club to take overall control, working with club CEO Tom Houghton and first-team head coach Craig Harrison to reset objectives and to provide financial and strategic support.

“Additionally, I am pleased to confirm that Dave Norman will be joining the club as our new head of recruitment to assist in the recruitment of new players to join our existing squad.

“Dave brings a wealth of footballing experience to the table and will help drive the club forwards.

“To repeat, this is Day 1, there's a lot of hard work ahead."