Aberystwyth Town add more experienced Premier League re-inforcements

Aberystwyth have completed the signings of former TNS academy graduate John McKenna, former Rhyl and Bangor attacker Christian Langos and attacker Harri Horwood from the club’s academy.

Neville Powell has added more Premier League experience to his squad as he puts his stamp down on his Green and Blacks side.

The club announced the moves this afternoon on their official website earlier this afternoon as the new season approaches.

Joining the club are John Mckenna and Christian Langos, whilst Harri Horwood has come through the club’s successful youth academy as he earns a place in the first team.

McKenna started his career at The New Saints through the cademy and was part of the 2009/10 squad when they won the Welsh Premier League.

He made 55 appearances for the Saints before moving to Newtown, Colwyn Bay, Warrington, Rhyl and Australia. McKenna has made 81 WPL appearances scoring seven goals and will surely strengthen Aber’s defense as they hope to return to being a Top 6 club.

Congolese attacker Christian Langos is a familiar name to those in the Welsh Premier League as he has featured for both Bangor and Rhyl two seasons ago.

Christian started with Marine before moving to Bangor for the 2015/16 where he would link up with then manager Neville Powell.

He then moved Rhyl for the remainder of the 2016/2017 season after falling out of favour at Nantporth, where he experienced relegation with the Lilywhites.

Langos has made 47 WPL appearances in his career and has earned a permanent contract at Aber after impressing the management staff at Park Avenue during pre-season.

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Harri Horwood has been promoted from the club’s academy which has produced players such as Barnsley’s Tom Bradshaw and Stevenage’s Alex Samuel.

The 17-year-old signs after an impressive season for the development league squad and will be hopeful of pushing his way into the first team.

He was chosen for the for the Welsh Under 18 Academy Representative Squad Training Camp in December and was then picked for the Welsh Academy squad and played in to two games against the Republic of Ireland in February. He also scored the winner in Aberystwyth’s friendly against Ynysygerwn.

All three players could be in contention for the clubs season opener this coming Sunday against newly promoted Barry Town United, where fans can catch the game live on Sgorio.

(Featured Image: Chris Howells)

 

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