Port Talbot Town FC are delighted to announce the signing of four new players following the January transfer window. Cameron Harris and Jake Kelly join from fellow JD Cymru South rivals Briton Ferry and Carmarthen Town respectively, whilst Peter Almond sings following a spell in the Carmarthenshire Leagues and Bless Kim joins since moving to study at Swansea University.
The new signings are welcomed news for Mark Pike’s Blues as in addition to the new signings, Dylan Thomas, Chris Silva, Blake Morgan and Matt Baker have returned from their respective injuries which kept them out of the Nathaniel MG League Cup penalty shootout defeat to Cambrian & Clydach back in December, in what remains the only competitive game for the Blues in the last eleven months.
Commenting on the news, Port Talbot Town gaffer Mark Pike says: “I am delighted to bring in a number of new faces that freshens up a bit. All four lads will boost the squad to no end and provides more options that gives us more strength in depth.”
“It is also great to have Dylan Thomas back fit after his long layoff with injury,” Pike continues. “Blake, Chris and Matt will also return following respective injuries owing to ligament damage. The current squad has been superb and disciplined in this latest lockdown with them training alone and I am sure that their belief and dedication will have its benefits once we are allowed to get back together in the coming weeks when it is safe to do so.”
Upon joining the Blues from local rivals Briton Ferry, Cameron Harris says: “I am really excited to start a new chapter in my playing career by signing for Port Talbot Town! Hopefully, once it is safe, we can all get back playing together and I just can’t wait to get started!”
“It’s great to have Cameron on board,” adds the gaffer. “He is a talented and committed player who will add strength and depth to an already great squad.”
“I am delighted to sign for Port Talbot Town!” Bless Kim says on joining the Blues. “It’s a great club with an amazing football history. I can’t wait to begin playing and participate in the next stage of the evolution of this club. I’m more than ready for a new challenge in the coming season and I appreciate the boys having made me feel most welcome at the club, also a big shout out to Mark Pike for allowing me the opportunity to play for him.”
Upon signing, Jake Kelly states: “I am delighted to sign for such a great club in Port Talbot Town FC! I have waited for this moment for a long time and now it’s time to work hard and prove what we can do on the pitch.”
Fellow new signee Peter Almond says: “Football has always been such a vital part of my life. I’ve been playing for nineteen years and over the years I have worked with some great managers to get me to where I am today. I feel so proud to be playing for Port Talbot as it’s something I have always strived for. I have been lucky enough to train with the squad and participated in the friendly against Carmarthen last year. The standard at the club is high so I am eager to take on this new challenge. The manager and squad all seem great and I’m confident I’ll fit in well and have a successful season!”
You can hope to catch the new signings in action in the JD Cymru South, with our season kicking off at Cambrian & Clydach in March (permitting Welsh Government and Sport Wales guidelines).