Long-serving Guilsfield keeper Littleford departs as New Saints keeper Wycherley arrives

Guilsfield goalkeeper David Littleford has been released from the Cymru Alliance side as they sign The New Saints goalkeeper Andy Wycherley joins the club on loan.

The England Colleges international replaces Littleford who had gave ten years of service to the club as Littleford seeks another club.

As well as Wycherley departing Park Hall temporary, Aron Hughes-Jones has joined Cymru Alliance side Caersws on loan, whilst Jacob Farleigh has joined Oswestry Town as well on a temporary basis.

The 19 year-old played twice in the Welsh Premier League last season, experiencing a 2-1 victory over Cardiff Metropolitan University, as well as starting in The New Saints' 6-4 victory over Bala Town on the final day of the season.

Newly appointed-manager Nathan Leonard who was given the managerial reigns of the club this summer has paid tribute to the outgoing keeper and has given his backing to the clubs new number one, Andy Wycherley.

It's a huge capture for the club bringing in a player of his quality.  It's sad to see Dave depart but it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

Andy is highly regarded at The New Saints but now needs game time and experience. We've got a great bunch of lads here that will make him feel welcome, I'm sure he will enjoy it here and I look forward to working with him."

He could be in line to make his commpetitive debut for Guilsfield on the 12th August against one of the Cymru Alliance's title favourites Rhyl.

Littleford was in goals for Guilsfield back in January when the second tier side beat Cardiff Metropolitan University in a Round Three upset.

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Captain Gareth Jones has also wished his departing team mate well, recalling the club 2012 Central Wales Cup win, as well as helping

He's been a huge asset to the club as the number 1 over the past decade. He played a pivotal role in both Welsh Cup runs that saw us reach the Quarter-Finals a huge achievement for a club with our minimal budget. He saved a crucial penalty back in the 2012 Central Wales Cup Final – which we then went on to win.  His character and banter will be missed at the club, we wish him all the best."

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