Newtown Commence January Business with Re-signing of Alex Fletcher
On the back of an impressive 4-2 win over league leaders TNS, Newtown boss Chris Hughes has re-signed 21 year old influential midfielder Alex Fletcher, after the player left the club in the summer.
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Fletcher was considered one of Newtown’s key men last season after joining from West Midlands League club Tividale FC in July 2016. He went on to appear thirty times for the club scoring on four occasions and showing his value as a reliable man in the middle of the park for the Mid Wales outfit.
With experience at well known clubs like Shrewsbury Town and Ross County, Fletcher possess a very useful set of skills and a playing style well suited to Newtown making him a strong, versatile option for Chris Hughes’ side.
Fletcher only left Newtown in the summer 2017 to pursue an opportunity with Southport in the National League North but was soon released, thus he signed for Stafford Rangers in the Northern Premier League, the seventh tier of English Football, where he played up until the end of 2017 before making the switch back to Latham Park this January.
As for Hughes, there will be no doubt in his mind about making this signing as Fletcher knows what the Welsh Premier League demands from him and he has proven he can meet the requirements to add value to the club. With even more experience under his belt, Fletcher could be a season changing signing for Newtown.
The midfielder will be available for selection on Friday night for Newtown’s away trip to Bangor City, a must win game for the Robins if they wish to still be in with a chance of making the top half of the table when Phase Two of the JD Welsh Premier League commences in a fortnight’s time.
Newtown’s other remaining games in Phase One of the Welsh Premier League involves home matches against a well drilled Cardiff Met team and a Prestatyn Town team which currently dangerously languishes in the relegation spots, so Hughes will be hoping Fletcher can make an immediate impact and help guide the Robins to the coveted top six spots.
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