MIDFIELDER Aeron Edwards has left The New Saints after 11 seasons with the club, swapping green and white for the red of Connah's Quay Nomads.

Edwards picked up nine league titles during his time at TNS, and will look to take his hunger for trophies to Deeside when he begins next season with the newly-crowned Welsh champions.

The 32-year-old has been ever-present in the Saints side for many years, but insists the time was right for him to leave.

He said: "I've seen things about me jumping ship now Nomads have won the title, but that's not the case.

"I thought I would spend most – if not all – of my career at TNS, and I'd been there 11 years, which is a third of my life.

"This is an opportunity for me to have one last go at something new, it's a fresh challenge for me in terms of getting to know a different system with new team-mates.

"It will be a great new challenge for me and one I'm looking forward to."

Edwards will now work under Andy Morrison and former Saints boss, Craig Harrison, who will be looking to prepare their side for a season in which they will be hoping to retain the league title.

Morrison believes the addition of Edwards will add more talent to his squad.

He told the club: "He is a player I have admired for many years and we're delighted to sign him.

"He will add quality to our already talented squad."

TNS will be eager to fill the void left by Edwards, as they prepare to bring the title back to Park Hall Stadium in the upcoming season.