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Big capture for Llandudno: North Wales signings (461-472)

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Neil Ashton of Wrexham looks on during the FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Wrexham at the Britannia Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

Neil Ashton of Wrexham looks on during the FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and the Welsh side at the Britannia Stadium on January 4, 2015. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

Neil Ashton (Cefn Druids to Llandudno)

Former Wrexham and Shrewsbury Town defender Neil Ashton becomes one of Llandudno’s highest-profile signings.

The 35-year-old, who is from Liverpool, started his career with Tranmere Rovers in 2003.

He went on to play for Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Macclesfield, Barrow and Southport before joining Cymru Premier club Cefn Druids two seasons ago.

Neil plays as a full-back and occasionally in midfield.

Ashton was in the Wrexham side which won the FA Trophy in 2012-13 and made more than 200 appearances for the Racecourse club. He also played in excess of 150 games for Shrewsbury.

Llandudno first-team manager Sean Eardley said: “I’m thrilled to be bringing a player of Ashy’s calibre into the football club.

“It’s not just what he will bring on the field, it’s what he will bring off it.

“He’s a leader and has so much experience and will be a massive influence on the younger players. After speaking to him on a few occasions he’s buzzing, as am I, and I’m looking forward to him integrating with the squad and club officials alike.”

Paulo Mendes (Aberystwyth Town to Caernarfon Town)

Paulo Mendes. Picture: Caernarfon Town FC

Portuguese midfielder Mendes has raised more than a ripple among Caernarfon fans after his arrival at The Oval.

Mendes, 27, has impressed over the past two seasons with Cymru Premier club Aberystwyth Town.

He had a spell with Darlington FC in 2017/18, having signed for Airbus UK Broughton back in 2016.

Mendes is a dynamic, versatile midfielder who can also play as a central striker.

Paulo spent time playing for Estrela de Amadora and Oeiras as a youngster in his native country of Portugal, before moving to the UK seven years ago.

He has also had stints at Vauxhall Motors, Nantwich Town, Colwyn Bay and Oxford City.

Wisdom Janes (to Glantraeth)

Classy defender Janes has signed for Glantraeth for the new season.

The new man is well known to Glan manager Sean Brett, who said: “Wizz is a player who has previously played and won trophies with me in the past.

He is a solid and strong defender and a great passer of the ball, who will bring calmness and quality to our talented defence.”

Dan Jones (to Mold Alex Reserves)

Defender who has previously played for Airbus UK Broughton, Buckley Town, FC Nomads and Hawarden Rangers.

An exceptionally strong player at the back with great vision, he is expected to play for Mold’s title-winning reserve side.

Well-known by the Mold management, he should slot in perfectly to the set up at Alyn Park.

Cody Silvester (Llangollen Town to Saltney Town)

Joins the Bordermen from Llangollen after impressing the management team during pre-season training.

The powerful forward told the Saltney website: “I’m delighted to put pen to paper for Saltney. There is an excellent stable of players, and a great team spirit at the club.

I’m looking forward to providing an extra dynamic for the manager this season.”

Ryan Jones (to Mold Alexandra)

Ex-Airbus and Greenfield player, Mold moved quickly to land Jones when they knew he was available.

Alex manager Mike Cunningham said: “Ryan brings real aggression and quality to our defence. Despite being young, he possesses a wealth of experience.”

Levi Thomas (Brymbo to Cefn Mawr Rangers)

Twenty-year-old talent Thomas arrives at Rangers after transferring from Brymbo FC.

Levi can play anywhere across the back line which gives the management team great options.

The managers look forward to seeing Levi in action this season and watching him continue to develop.

Ben Jones (Chester Nomads to Saltney Town)

Centre-half Jones makes a return to the game after a spell out of playing.

He joins Saltney subject to international clearance having last played for Chester Nomads.

Ben has settled in and trained well and is keen to grab this opportunity back into the game with both hands.

He said: “I have been really impressed with the standard and energy in training by the squad.

“The signs are looking good for the season within the new league set up. I’m looking forward to working, getting my head down and to make a difference to the team.”

Kieron Feenan (Flint Town United to Mold Alex)

Kieron will take his first steps into senior football with Alex.

Mold boss Mike Cunningham said: “He has been training with us for a couple of weeks and shown great potential.

“Working with our goalkeeper coach, we want Kieron to push on and compete for the No 1 shirt.”

Perry Shoemark (to Cefn Mawr Rangers)

Tier 4 North East Wales League Premier Division club Rangers are delighted to have Shoemark on board.

Perry joins the club after being out of the game for a season or two. He has had a great start to pre-season and possesses a fantastic winning attitude.

He is very much looking forward to the challenges lying ahead in the Cefn Mawr Rangers shirt.

Bryan Roberts (to Llandudno)

Attacking midfielder returns to Llandudno having played for other local clubs in the past including Conwy Borough and Llandudno Junction.

Tudno manager Sean Eardley said this about the return of a familiar face: “As a management we had a sit down with Bry a few weeks back.

“He, like everyone else, knows the competition for places, but he’s trained really hard and wants to better himself every time he walks through the door.

“He will keep improving, and gives us great balance being left-sided.”

George Mannion (to Colwyn Bay)

Wingback/midfielder Mannion returns to Llanelian Road.

The 24-year-old was previously briefly at the Bay in 2016 when Paul Moore was manager, and scored in 3-1 win over Rhyl in a pre-season friendly, but moved on before making his league debut

He has also been with Chester, Northwich Victoria, Prescot Cables and Glossop North End, as well as having a spell in Australia.

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