Aberystwyth Town secure former Football League defender Goodall

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Aberystwyth Town have signed experienced Football League defender Alan Goodall and youngster Tom Evans.

Goodall, 36, joins after coming out of retirement, having previously played for and co-managed Vanarama National League North side Altrincham. He retired due to a long-term injury.

He returns to the Welsh pyramid system after beginning his career with Bangor City, playing in the clubs Welsh Cup final defeat in 2001, as well as playing in the UEFA Cup and the Intertoto Cup. Goodall made a total of 91 appearances for Bangor City, scoring 10 goals.

Rochdale signed Goodall after he was named in the Welsh Premier League Team of the Season in 2004. He spent three seasons with Rochdale before joining Luton Town and Chesterfield.


He returned to Rochdale briefly but was shipped out to Newport County on loan, before finding his feet again at Fleetwood Town for three seasons.

His last stint in the Football League was with Morecambe, where he spent two seasons, tallying up 65 appearances and scoring four goals. In his last playing spell, he made 26 appearances for Altrincham where he was deployed as a centre-back, having played a majority of his career as a midfielder.

Full-back Tom Evans joins from Mid Wales League side Bow Street after being part of the Welsh Premier Development League title win last season in the right-back position. Evans has committed to playing for the first team of Aberystwyth Town this season.

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