Twenty one of latest North Wales football signings – including 13 from one club!

Nathan Craig is back at Caernarfon Town

Nathan Craig (Flint Town United to Caernarfon Town)

Caernarfon Town legend Craig has signed up for a third spell with the Canaries.

The 29-year-old left The Oval for Flint Town United last summer, but said farewell to the Silkmen due to work commitments in December.

He is now back with his hometown club, who lie fifth in the Cymru Premier League.

Nathan has made 201 first-team appearances for Caernarfon and scored 83 goals, winning two Cymru Alliance League titles with the club.

He has played professionally for Everton and Torquay and is a former Welsh Under 21 international. Nathan can play in defence and midfield and is acknowledged as one of the best set-piece experts in the Welsh game.

The popular player expressed his delight at rejoining the Cofis.

He said: “It’s really nice to be back and I’m going to be trying my best to help the team finish in the top six and hopefully then qualify for Europe.”

Myles Hart (to Holywell Town)

Defender Hart left the Wellmen in January 2020 and signed for Prestatyn Town. His registration with Prestatyn was terminated in November and he had not signed for anyone else since.

Came through the Airbus Academy system, and has represented Wales at U18 level. Usually plays as a centre back, but is equally adept at operating in a full back or central midfield role.

Previously had spells with Flint Town United and Prestatyn.

Gareth Rhys Roberts (to Prestatyn Town)

Centre back Roberts arrives at Bastion Gardens with a hugely impressive footballing CV.

As a player he represented Crewe Alexandra, New Broughton, Brymbo, Castell Alun, Caersws, Cefn Druids, gap Queen’s Park, Flint Town United, Lex and Llay Welfare with much success, winning numerous league titles, cups and the national FAW Trophy.

He has played in the top three tiers of Welsh football – Welsh Premier, Cymru Alliance and Welsh National League (Wrexham Area).

And he had spells as player-manager with some of the above clubs, while in 2019-20 he managed Brickfield Rangers.

His sporting past also includes involvement in MMA and wrestling.

Tom Weir (to Flint Town United)

Tom Weir in his Nomads days. Picture: NCM Media

A forward/attacking midfielder who was with the now defunct Rhyl FC last season.

Weir was previously at Connah’s Quay Nomads, where he was promoted to the first team squad from the Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season.

He was named in the Europa League squad for the games against Kilmarnock and FK Partizan, however left the club shortly after.

Evan Gumbs (Warrington Town to Flint Town United)

One of five Warrington players to move to the Essity Stadium on transfer deadline day.

The 23 year old Gumbs joined Tranmere Rovers’ youth set up in 2010, and switched to Warrington in August last year, after his release from Prenton Park.

Eddie Clarke (Warrington Town to Flint Town United)

Left back who was previously with Tranmere and Fleetwood Town.

Mitch Duggan (Warrington Town to Flint Town United)

Versatile defender/midfielder is another who began his career with Tranmere, and had loan spells with both Marine and Warrington, before making a permanent move to the Yellows at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Jordan Buckley (Warrington Town to Flint Town United)

Striker Buckley joined Warrington from FC United of Manchester 12 months ago. Another to trade Cantilever Park for Essity Stadium.

Josh Amis (Warrington Town to Flint Town United)

Front man Amis started out at Preston in their Academy set up, before going on to play for Northwich Vics, Stockport, Altrincham, Marine and Warrington.

Jon Rushton (Bala Town to Flint Town United – loan)

Jon Rushton. Picture: Bala Town FC

Experienced 30-year-old goalkeeper Rushton lands at the Essity Stadium on loan from fellow Cymru Premier club Bala.

He spent last season at Prestatyn Town under current Flint boss Neil Gibson.

Joined Bala in October 2020, but has been mainly second choice to Alex Ramsay.

Rushton previously had a long spell in the Welsh Premier at Connah’s Quay Nomads. He also had stints at Newtown and Holywell Town during his time at Nomads.

Has also represented Vauxhall Motors, Manor Athletic, Penycae and Brickfield Rangers.

Ryan Woods (to Flint Town United)

Great shot-stopper with plenty of experience who worked under Neil Gibson at Prestatyn Town last season.

Elijah Beattie (to Flint Town United)

Another promising young keeper who was with Prestatyn last term.

Ross Weaver (to Flint Town United)

Midfielder Weaver started out at Wrexham before moving to Prestatyn Town.

He had a spell at Denbigh Town, then returned to Prestatyn. He had originally signed with neighbours Holywell for the current season, but decided to join up with Neil Gibson once more during the January transfer window.

Dan Roberts (to Flint Town United)

Twenty-year-old defender Roberts has had plenty of experience with North Wales clubs, playing for Rhyl, Llandudno and Llandudno Junction, but caught the eye of many with his appearances for Prestatyn last season.

Callum Roberts (to Flint Town United)

Another talented youngster who first made a big impression for Rhyl FC in the JD Cymru North, and had joined Prestatyn for the new season prior to Neil Gibson leaving the club.

He was part of the Welsh Academy squad that played against the Republic of Ireland in a high-profile double-header at JD Welsh Premier League grounds at Cefn Druids and Bala Town last season.

Jake Hampson (Chester to Flint Town United)

The return of Hampson to the Essity Stadium makes it a staggering 13 transfers to Flint in a frantic end to the January transfer window.

Hampson made a tremendous impact in the Flint first team a couple of seasons ago, having broken through from the Academy.

He subsequently joined Chester U19 Academy, but has returned to Flint for the remainder of this season.

Luke Edwards (St Saviours FC to Holywell Town)

Luke Edwards (stripes). Picture: Lee Douglas

Midfielder rejoins the Wellmen from Wirral club St Saviours, where he targeted game time during the long-running loss of football in North Wales.

Max Cleworth (Wrexham to Caernarfon Town – loan)

Eighteen-year-old who began his footballing career playing youth football for the likes of Frodsham and Connah’s Quay before being recommended to Wrexham at the age of 12.

Having progressed through the club’s Academy, he made his first team debut for the Robins aged 17 against Ayr United in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Late on in the 2019/20 campaign, Max returned to the first team squad just before the season was curtailed.

He was offered a professional contract with Wrexham in August 2020 and now joins Caernarfon’s quest to secure a top six finish in the Cymru Premier.

Ryan Roberts (CPD Y Rhyl 1879 to Holywell Town – loan)

Goalkeeper Roberts arrives at Halkyn Road loan from CPD Y Rhyl 1879.

Roberts has plenty of experience having played in the Welsh Premier.

Jake Bickerstaff (Wrexham to Caernarfon Town – loan)

Another on-loan capture from Wrexham for the rest of the season.

A Wrexham youth team player since the age of 12, Liverpudlian Bickerstaff rose through the ranks before moving on to Liverpool.

The striker, aged 19, returned to the Racecourse after two seasons at Anfield, scoring a flurry of goals at under-18’s level and breaking into the first-team.

His debut for the Dragons senior side came whilst still on youth terms when he faced Ayr United in the Scottish Challenge Cup, a match in which he hit a sensational goal.

In the summer of 2020 Jake signed his professional deal for Wrexham, penning a one-year contract ahead of 2020/21.

Cameron Glennon (Skelmersdale United to Prestatyn Town)

Young defender who joins the Seasiders from North West Counties League Premier Division outfit Skelmersdale United.

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