Port Talbot Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Dylan Thomas has committed to the club for the JD Cymru South season ahead, due to take place in 2020/21.
Dylan is no stranger to the Blues having been a mainstay in midfield during Mark Pike’s first season in charge in the 2018/19 Welsh League Division One, scoring the first competitive goal of the Pike era from the penalty spot in the 2-1 opening day win at Cwmbran Celtic in August 2018.
However, Thomas missed the last month of that season following a knee ligament injury sustained in a 0-0 draw at Haverfordwest County in April 2019. This injury ruled him out of the entirety of the 2019/20 promotion winning campaign, but Dylan was no stranger to Victoria Road often providing support from the stands.
Dylan has now joined up with the rest of the squad for training in line with the FAW’s Phase 2 on the Return to Play Covid-19 protocols, and everyone at the club is delighted to see him return to action.
On the news, manager Mark Pike states: “Dylan is an exceptional talent. Suffering a major knee ligament injury at Haverfordwest almost 18 months ago was a real bitter blow for him, let alone myself, the club and his fellow players. He underwent major surgery and if I’m being honest, I thought his playing days were over.”
“I have got to give huge credit to him and the medical team as he now makes huge strides to playing again,” Pike continues. “Missing a whole season playing was a major blow for us, but now we look forward and I am Dylan will return fitter and stronger than before.”
Pike adds, “Signing him this week is a major achievement and I personally cannot wait to see him out on the pitch with that blue shirt on again. I am working with him on his fitness and confidence and I know he’s not too far away. I am absolutely chuffed for the young man.”
On committing to Port Talbot Town and returning to training, Dylan says “I cannot wait to get going again! I am feeling and good and the knee feels strong. It’s all about working on my fitness now and being ready to once fixtures resume and Pikey selects me. I am working harder than ever and I really can’t wait to get out on the pitch playing for this club again.”