Haverfordwest capture Trundle’s signature as striker departs Reds

Welsh League Division One side Haverfordwest County have confirmed the signing of Lee Trundle, after the talented forward spent left Llanelli following their promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League. The 41-year-old had been a massive hit for the Reds, scoring a total of 45 goals in just 23 games, including 21 goals this season.

But the Liverpool-forward left the Reds, who earned promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League due to work commitments and traveling.

Trundle started his career at Burscough in 1995 and his career has spanned over 23-years. He originally retired in 2013, but Reds manager Andy Hill persuaded the forward to come back to play first-team football, and he has flourished since his return to the Welsh Leagues.

Trundle also had spells at Neath and Rhyl in the Welsh Leagues, as well as being lauded as a ‘club legend’ in South Wales after making 146 appearances for Swansea City, after scoring 78 times in a four-year spell at the club between 2003 to 2007.

But, the striker brought an end to his most recent stint at Steboneath after the club achieved promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League.

Haverfordwest finished 2nd last season, but a signing like Trundle could help them improve over the summer in the hope of bidding for a return to the JD Welsh Premier League.

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County already boast impressive talents such as Greg Walters and Steff Williams, who Trundle could partner up front, after Williams bagged an impressive 20 goals last season. Combined with Trundle’s 21, the County could be in  for a season lauded for attacking verve and tenacity up top.

The  club announced the signing via Twitter, stating “Haverfordwest County AFC are delighted to announce that the former Swansea City striker Lee Trundle will play his football at the Conygar Bridge Meadow next season.

“Lee needs no introduction and his illustrious professional career with Wrexham, Swansea City, Bristol City & Leeds United and more recently Llanelli Town in the Welsh League demonstrates our commitment as a football club that we wish to play at the highest level within the Welsh Football Pyramid.

As well as the attraction of signing a player of exceptional goal scoring ability, Lee will bring experience from which many of our talented local youngsters will greatly benefit.”

An astute signing by the Pembrokshire outfit who will now be considered favourites for the Welsh League Division One title.


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