Brookwell and Strong strengthen ranks at Llandudno FC

Danny Brookwell has joined Llandudno. Picture: Paul Evans, Caernarfon Town

Llandudno’s squad strengthening continues with the signing of two top quality players with Cymru Premier experience who have both won the Cymru Alliance title.

Former Caernarfon Town winger Danny Brookwell and ex-Airbus defender Curtis Strong have both landed at Maesdu Park.

They quickly follow in the footsteps of Sean Eardley signings Tom Dix and Shaun Cavanagh.

Tudno boss Eardley is delighted to be reunited with Brookwell, 27, who played under him at Caernarfon.

“He’s a fantastic player and great lad off the field as well,” said Eardley. “He’s had a lot of interest and rightly so, but I’m buzzing to have the opportunity to work with him again if the season is able to get up and running safely.

“He’s your old-school winger, blistering pace and isn’t afraid to take the game to the opposition. He adds good quality to our attacking options and I’m sure the lads will welcome him with open arms.”

Curtis Strong. Picture: Llandudno FC

Strong, 25, who hails from Flint, came through the youth ranks at Stoke City where he played for the Potters’ Under-21s before joining Tamworth in August 2015.

In July 2017 he moved to AFC Telford United before returning to the Lambs.

He moved to Airbus in 2018-19 and won the Cymru Alliance title with the Wingmakers. Strong can play at either at left-back or on the left wing.

Eardley said of his third acquisition: “Curtis is a player I’ve admired for a few seasons now.

“He offers so much down the left-hand side, he’s quick and can go past players, puts good quality in the box and has a sweet left foot.

“Again, he knows what it takes to get results in this league being a previous league winner, and hopefully if the season is to commence the fans can see what a real asset he’d be for us.”

Brookwell left Caernarfon last month after a five-year stint with the Canaries where he became a huge crowd favourite.

The Anglesey man was brought to the club by Iwan Williams in 2015 and made an immediate impact, helping the Cofis scoop the Cymru Alliance league and cup double.

Brookwell was a key figure again when Town repeated the tier 2 feat in 2017-18, this time leading to their promotion to the Cymru Premier after a 10-year absence.

The top flight looked tailor-made for the flying left-winger from the moment he made his debut as a second-half sub in Caernarfon’s opening day 1-0 victory over Cefn Druids in August 2018.

Probably Danny’s finest hour that season came at Bala, when he scored twice in a 2-2 outcome.

In 27 appearances in 2018-19 he scored six league goals, the best a magnificent volley to put the Canaries 2-1 up in another contest at Bala. The 3-1 victory helped Caernarfon secure a top six finish on their return to the national league.

Although hampered by injury in a shortened 2019-20 campaign, Danny still featured in 23 CPL matches and played a part in Town sealing back-to-back top half placings.

This season his first-team opportunities had been less frequent under new manager Huw Griffiths, who has undergone a considerable squad rebuild.

A native of Llanfairpwll, Danny has represented Ynys Môn at the international Island Games.

He also played for the Royal Navy at under 19 and under 23 level, plus island teams Llanfairpwll, Glantraeth and Menai Bridge Tigers before joining Caernarfon in 2015/16.

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