- Four recruits for Chepstow Town


CHEPSTOW Town have raided the transfer market to bring in four players as they continue their bid first-time promotion back to Division Two of the Welsh League.

Manager Nicky Morgan has brought in central defender Ben Jones, right back Andrew Evans, winger Dan Stoneman and goalkeeper Andrew Delve.

Jones was a first-year professional with Newport County before being released and spent time on loan with Division Two outfit Abergavenny Town, Evans was a second-year scholar with County's academy, Stoneman is a former Newport YMCA player and is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Delve has something of a nomadic career having been on the books of County, Carmarthen Town, Merthyr Tydfil, Gloucester City, Caldicot Town and more recently Westfields FC (Hereford).

Morgan is poised to include Jones, Evans and Stoneman in his squad for Saturday’s home clash against relegation-threatened Tredegar Town at Chepstow’s Larkfield Ground HQ.

However Delve is almost certain to have to sit out the game because the club has not yet received international clearance.

Chepstow were languising in and around the relegation zone earlier in the season before five wins from their six seven outings has turned them into genuine promotion contenders.

They will start against Tredegar eight points adrift of the second and final promotion spot held by Trethomas Bluebirds.

However Morgan’s side has four matches in hand over the league debutants and more to the point is they are seven behind third-placed Caerau (Maesteg) with both clubs having played 15 games.

The Tredegar game is the first of three successive county derbies for Chepstow, who visit Treowen Stars on Saturday, February 4 and then host Panteg seven days later.

Division Two strugglers Newport City have brought in 22-year-old striker Salah Famhi, who according to the club's official twitter account has played football in Italy, Norway, Morocco and the UAE.