TREFONEN Football Club have unveiled Matthew Digwood as the club’s new manager.

Digwood takes over from John Reid following his departure to Ardal North East club Four Crosses last month.

A club spokesman said: “The club would like to extend a warm welcome to Matthew, who is currently studying his FAW B Licence Coaching Certificate.

“Matt has a passion for coaching and an abundance of coaching experience with a CV to suit.

“His previous roles include junior coaching and development at Llanfyllin Town as well as academy experience at both Dragons ADC and Bala Town.

“The committee are delighted to appoint Matt and look forward to the exciting times ahead.”

Craig Jones and Gareth Davies have also joined the club to complete the management team.

A club spokesman added: “Craig is due to start studying towards his own coaching qualification and has experience in local football and Gareth studied Sport Coaching at Cardiff Met University.”

The JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League have not played since the abandonment of last season due to the coronavirus pandemic with no start date announced for the season.

As the Welsh national lockdown continued to drag on, fears have also arisen that the entire season at grassroots level, including the Montgomeryshire League, may be cancelled.

However Digwood has been busy strengthening the Pitmen with a host of new signings in the event the season gets the go-ahead and in preparation for next season.

Liam Jones heads the cast of new arrivals following his signing from JD Cymru North side Llanrhaeadr where he was a proven score with the club’s reserve string.

Jones has also represented Llanfechain, Llanfyllin Town and Llanymynech.

Also joining is midfielder Jack Watkin who arrives from Llanymynech.

Utility player Harri Matthews also joins from Llanrhaeadr.

The Pitmen have also swooped to sign the talented France brothers from Llanrhaeadr.

Forward Huw is also a proven scorer in the Montgomeryshire and is joined by defender and brother David France in committing to the Pitmen.

Completing the array of new arrivals is midfielder Adam Jones who returns to the club he previously represented in 2017.