CALDICOT Town's bid for promotion to the top flight of Welsh League football has received a huge tonic with the signing of highly-experienced goalkeeper Gareth Wesson from Caerleon.
First-choice Ben Davidson is sidelined through injury and although youngster Josh Harding kept a couple of Division Two clean-sheets recently, second-placed Caldicot have moved to bring in 34-year-old Wesson.
Part of a statement on the club's website reads: “Gareth Wesson provides a wealth of experience which is what will be required should Caldicot look to reach the possible heights of a promotion back to Division One.”
Wesson was with Plymouth Argyle on YTS forms between December 1998 and May the following year before linking up with Welsh League side Newport YMCA on his return.
He eventually arrived at Newport County, when they club played at Newport Stadium under the managership of former Wales skipper Peter Nicholas, and he experienced mixed fortunes in 2002-2003 FA Premier Cup.
Wesson kept a clean-sheet in a 0-0, after-extra-time draw against Cardiff City in the semi final won by County 4-2 on penalties before they slumped 6-1 to Wrexham in the final at The Racecourse.
By January, 2004, Wesson had linked up with then-Welsh Premier League outfit Cwmbran Town before losing his place and briefly joining YMCA for a second time in 2005-2006.
He went back to Cwmbran the following campaign and after eventually leaving the Crows for the final time, he found himself playing once more for YMCA - helping them to a couple of lengthy Welsh Cup runs.
His next move was to Chepstow Town and then Division Three side Caerleon and because Caldicot are not in action on Saturday, he is expected to make his club debut in Wednesday's home league match with Margam-based Tata Steel (7.30pm).