Date: Fri 31 Jan 2014

WPL Deadline Day Updates

The transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT tonight, keep up to date with all the latest deals and breaking transfer news here in the Welsh Premier League. It promises to be yet another busy deadline day as clubs scramble to sign new players to boost their ambitions in the second phase of the season.

Carmarthen Town

  • Scott James signs from Welsh League club

Carmarthen Town have signed 24 year old goalkeeper Scott James from Welsh League club Goytre

"Scott is a player the management team and I have been trailing for some time," said Old Gold manager Mark Aizlewood about the former Newport County custodian. "He is a genuine first-team keeper and we are very pleased to have been able to sign him before the close of the transfer window deadline."

Aizlewood added: "Scott is a player with great potential and he joins our squad knowing that he has a good chance of being able to perform well in the Welsh Premier League." Carmarthen have also been able to extend the contracts of Christian Doidge, Luke Cummings and Kyle Bassett to consolidate the security of a team we are building. There had been a number of clubs looking at these players and we wanted to make sure that they knew they had a long term future with us."

(Courtesy of Carmarthen Town)

Bangor City

  • Cudworth in and Idzi out

Bangor City are pleased to announce the signing of 23 year old goal keeper Jack Cudworth from Nantwich Town.

Lee Idzi and the club have agreed that Lee will be released from his contract following our Welsh Cup game with Airbus due to personal circumstances. The Citizens have thanked Lee for his excellent service over the last 3 seasons and wish him well for the future.

The New Saints

  • Curtis Jones joins TNS subject to international clearance

20-year-old Manchester-born and former Celtic youth team defender Curtis Jones joins the Park Hall club. Jones started his career with Stockport County and then spent two seasons at Parkhead, where he was a member of the Hoops' Under-18 side that win the Scottish FA Youth Cup in 2012.

Jones was then scouted by Bristol City's academy manager Willie McStay and was a regular member of the Under-21 development squad before signing for Livingston in search of first team football. But he was released by the Scottish outfit last August without making a single first team appearance due to injuries.

Aberystwyth Town

  • Luke Sherbon re-signs for Aber

Mercurial Sherbon has already spent eight Welsh Premier League seasons at Aber Town, but he left for Australian side Dandenong Thunder in season 2010/11, having made 168 appearances for the Black and Greens since 2003/4, scoring 48 Welsh Premier League goals in the process. Luke also won the WPL and appeared in the Champions League for Rhyl in 2008/9.

Manager Ian Hughes said: "It's great that we have signed Luke for the remainder of the season, he has been away for a couple of years so it's important that he fits quickly into the way we do things and team ethos we have at the club. I'm sure Luke will relish the chance to play for his home town club again and now he's got a chance to prove his worth to the squad before we reassess all players at the end of the season."

Luke technically joins the club from Penrhyncoch, but as he did not play any competitive games for the Roosters, nor any games in this season's Welsh Cup, he goes straight into the Black and Greens' squad for tomorrow's game at home to Afan Lido (ko 5.15pm).

(Courtesy of Aberystwyth Town)

Prestatyn Town

  • Chris Hartland moves to Bastion Gardens from fellow WPL club Afan Lido

Prestatyn Town director of football Neil Gibson has pulled off a deadline day coup by signing Afan Lido striker Chris Hartland.

The 23 year-old former Newport County prospect joins having scored 12 goals so far this season, including both of Lido's goals in their 2-1 win at Bastion Gardens earlier in the season. Hartland's previous clubs also include Cinderford Town, Goytre United, Newtown and Port Talbot Town.

Town chief operating officer, Leigh Williams, said: "I would like to welcome Chris to the club and I'm sure Town fans will be pleased with our latest signing. Chris is a fantastic player who knows where the net is, 12 goals last season and 8 so far this season, so hopefully he can carry on that form with us."

Hartland has scored a total of 23 goals from 83 appearances in the Welsh Premier League, and has been one of few shining lights in Lido's struggling campaign. Hartland also controversially beat Town striker Lee Hunt to this season's November goal of the month with a stunning volley.

(Courtesy of

Rhyl FC

  • Sergio Rodríguez Suarez joins from FC United of Manchester
Rhyl manager Greg Strong made his fifth signing of the transfer window late on deadline day with the capture of Spanish-born midfielder Sergio Rodríguez Suarez from FC United of Manchester

The 22-year-old started his career in the youth set-up at Real Aviles and progressed to the reserve squad before making three appearances in the Spanish Segunda Division B. Rodriguez joined FC United last May and had made 13 full and five substitute appearances.

  • Shaun Dowling returns to The Lilywhites
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