Monmouth Town make triple signing as they narrowly lose to Penybont 

Monmouth Town added three players to their ranks before their 2-1 opening day defeat to Penybont.

The Kingfishers came up against one of their former players Bradley Flay who signed for the Monmouthshire club a few months back before joining Rhys Griffiths’ Penybont.

All theee signings Asa Kirkland, Dayfydd Jones and Jac Hardman featured in the club’s first fixture of the season after signing terms with Ross Kennedy’s men.

Kirkland is an experienced goalkeeper at this level and last season featured for Gwent County League side Lliswerry, as well as playing for Aberbargoed Buds for over a decade, before joining Treowen Stars.

He’s been described as a well-rounded goalkeeper with great distribution and shot-stopping.

The club have also seen two familiar faces join the club as Jac Hardman returns to the club following his completion of his studies in America after his efforts in the 2015/2016 season.

As well as Hardman joining, also returning to Monmouth is Dafydd Jones who spent half of last season on loan at the club where he scored ten goals in thirteen games before his release from Newport County, where he was free to join Premier League side Aberystwyth Town.

Jones can operate both as a central player as well as a winger and is a highly-rated local talent.

Manager Ross Kennedy spoke on the signing of the trio as the club try and built on their Division One survival from last season.

“Asa is a great signing for us and I’ve been really impressed with him during pre-season, he’s fitted in great with the lads. He brings leadership and organisation to the back five which is already benefitting the team and I’m sure he’ll save us a few points in the season.

Jac is also a very good addition to the club and having been impressed with his performances during pre-season, scoring three in five games. He has impressed me.

Getting Dafydd back is massive for us. We always creative lots of chances in games and I’m confident he will score 20+ goals for us this season and be a match winner.

We all know how good Daf is and I believe his stint in the Welsh Premier League would have made him a more matured and experienced player.”

(Featured Image: Will Cheshire)

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