The New Saints snap up Swansea City starlet Holland

Welsh Premier League Champions The New Saints have added to their ranks with the signing of Swansea City midfielder Tom Holland.

The 20 year-old was allowed to leave the Liberty Stadium after being named on the clubs retained list and he has since been snapped up by The New Saints.

Holland, most recently played for AFC Fylde, helping them to the Vanarama National League North title.

As well as playing for Fylde, he played a part in the Swans success at youth level, winning the Premier League 2 title, making 12 appearances. He also has experience in the EFL Trophy, making 5 appearances.

Holland has been signed up in time for the registration deadline for the UEFA Champions League squad, where he will now travel with the squad for a training camp in Scotland.

Joining Tom, will be midfielder Ben Clark who has signed terms with the club following a promotion from the U16 squad into the senior squad.

Speaking to The New Saints official website, interim manager Scott Ruscoe spoke of how the move for Tom came about, as well as highlighting how The New Saints academy is successful in bringing players through.

“We are delighted that both Tom and Ben have signed deals with us. Tom comes highly recommended both by Swansea City and my old playing partner at TNS, Simon Davies, who looks after the Manchester City Under-23 Development squad.

Ben is an example of what young players can achieve at our club and I’m pleased he’s agreed terms with us.

(Featured Image: The New Saints FC)

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