Aberdare Town sign six ahead of season opener with Cuckoos

Aberdare Town have added to their squad before their season opener away at Risca United this coming Friday evening.

Matt Driscoll has seen some familiar faces return to the side as well as working well in negotiations to bring new faces to the club.

Experienced central- defender Lee Hartshorn has joined the former Welsh League Champions after spells at Welsh Clubs like Merthyr Town, Llanelli and Newtown. Hartshorn most recently played for Cinderford Town in the Suthern Premier Division.

The club have also seen the return of Richard Ingram who previously captained the club after he reversed the decision to retire from football, linking up again with the Rhondda Cynon Taf side.

Also returning to the club is Shay Friel who had spent the previous season at divisional rivals AFC Llwydcoed, where he has been joined by Rhys Tandy and Rhys Jones who join from Treharris Athletic Western and Newtown respectively whilst Rikki Evans has also became one of the re-inforcements at Aberman Park.

That’s not it though for Aberdare who are on the lookout for more signings as they look to pose a threat in Division Two this season as they look to return to the glory days at the club.

Recruitment has not ended at Aberdare though, as off the pitch the club have brought in Mak Anthony and Ian Pearce who have been tasked with the job of helping build more partnerships in the local area. Pearce has previous experienced with English side Frome Town and is looking to improve the club’s online presence with the launch of a new club website and new look social media feeds.

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The ambition of the club now is to bring more spectators through the turnstiles at Aberman Park with promotion the aim at the club says Bob Price as they celebrate their 125th anniversary as a football club.

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