Bala Town summer signing Andy Mangan departs for Football League return

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Bala Town summer recruit Andy Mangan has made a swift exit, joining Accrington Stanley.

The 31-year-old joined Bala Town after his release from Tranmere Rovers earlier this season but has already left Maes Tegid without kicking a Welsh Premier League ball.

Mangan played in both legs of Bala Town’s Europa League exit to San Marino side The Fiori, as well as featuring in Bala’s last pre-season friendly against Ruthin Town.

It comes just two days before Bala Town’s season opener with Carmarthen Town, which will be broadcast live on Facebook Live from Maes Tegid.

Accrington Stanley have already played one league game, losing their first-ever League One match to Gillingham 2-0.

Mangan returns to League One after two seasons away, where he spent two years with Shrewsbury Town, scoring six goals in 35 appearances.

Speaking to the Denbighshire Free Press, Colin Caton said: “We could have stood in his way, but it’s a big thing to play in League One.”

The Lakesiders still have Kieran Smith, Steven Tames, Mike Hayes and Ian Sheridan as forward options.

Bala also signed Bangor City central midfielder Danny Gosset this week, having previously been on trial with Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy.

Colin Caton is unlikely to make any more major moves in the transfer market and is happy with his attacking options.

“Attacking-wise, I am happy with what we have got.

“We are just going to go with what we have got at the moment.

“The window closes at the end of the month and we will keep on top of it.

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“It’s the best group of lads playing wise and personality wise I have ever had.”

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