Mae CPD Tref Aberystwyth yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi dychweliad Louis Bradford i'r clwb ar gyfer y tymor i ddod - ei 4ydd flwyddyn mewn Gwyrdd a Du!
Aberystwyth Town Football Club is delighted to confirm the return of Louis Bradford for the upcoming season - his 4th year in Black and Green!
Wolverhampton-born Louis joined TNS Academy at U15 level following time with Shrewsbury Town Academy in his youth. Progressing through the Saints Academy, Louis impressed at Park Hall to earn a move within the JD Cymru Premier at 18-years-old to gain valuable senior minutes, joining Town in September 2020.
Making 26 appearances and scoring twice in his first season, Louis was an impact-maker from the start and flashed his versatility as both a central and right-sided defender.
Returning on Deadline Day for the 2021/22 season, Louis was again an integral piece in the Black & Green puzzle as he made a further 30 appearances and scored four across all competitions - including a crucial winning goal away at Haverfordwest County in April 2022 with Town later maintaining their Top-Flight status for a 30th consecutive year away at Barry Town.
Louis made it a third season in Ceredigion last August, joining again on an initial 6-month loan. He made 19 appearances across all competitions and netted a further three before formally departing TNS in January and re-joining Town on a permanent deal.
Louis was again instrumental in the club's Phase 2 efforts, with Town ending the season with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses to maintain Top-Flight status on the final day at Park Avenue.
Still just 21-years-old, Louis has already amassed 85 appearances and 10 goals in Black & Green over three years and now puts pen to paper on his first season-long deal at the club.
Louis told us:
"Last year was very up and down as we went six games unbeaten to then not winning in seven games and managing to stay up on the last day. Even though we had difficult periods last season, as a team we wouldn’t let that effect us and I can't speak highly enough of the lads with the effort and passion and willingness to keep this club where it belongs, and I look forward to playing alongside them again.
I believe Taff had a very good first season, especially with the fact we lost some big players in the summer. He brought in the players we needed and has gelled us together to make a small but tight-knit group.
I believe this year we will put up a proper fight to get into the Top 6, especially with the group of lads we have retained and brought in. Not only that, but everyone else involved in the club from the coaches to the physio to the kitmen and the committee and so on -- therefore we have a real togetherness throughout the club this year and everyone wants to achieve the same goal.
Coming to the end of the season last year we lost 2 out of 11 games and this is down to the continued fight and determination from the club, but also because of the supporters. I really hope to see the fans supporting us this season through bad spells and good spells as it makes a big difference in our performances hearing them from the side-lines and drives us all to win the game for you.
I can't wait to get started -- see you all at Park Ave!"
First Team Manager Anthony Williams commented:
"Louis has spent three seasons at the club and has matured into one of the best centre backs in the league. We are delighted to have him back with us again this season as his performances last year attracted the attention of several clubs both within the Cymru Premier and across the border.
He typifies what this club is about: honest, hardworking, and togetherness. He's a big character in the dressing room and has lots of experience for such a young player."
Croeso nôl, Louis! / Welcome back, Louis!