Aberystwyth Town are delighted to confirm the retention of 7-time Cymru Premier winner and centurion goalscorer Alex Darlington for the 2023/24 season!
34-year-old Alex began his footballing career with Wrexham as a seven-year-old before completing a 2-year youth scholarship with The Dragons and spending a season on professional terms at The Racecourse - joined at the time by Town manager Anthony Williams.
Alex joined The New Saints as a nineteen-year-old, spending nine-and-a-half-years at Park Hall, amassing 234 total appearances and 94 league goals as TNS lifted seven league titles, four Welsh Cups and five League Cups during his spell. Alex was also on target in Europe for The Saints, netting twice against Midtjylland and once against Cliftonville to aid the Oswestry side’s continental efforts.
Alex was also capped at international level in 2011 and 2012, making two appearances for Wales’ U23 Semi-Pro side against Estonia U23 and Norway U23.
Alex joined Bangor City for a 12-month spell in January 2018 before joining Maltese First Tier side Mosta FC for a six-month spell in January 2019. Alex returned to Wales for the 2019/20 season with Airbus UK before joining Cefn Druids for the 2020/21 campaign.
Alex joined Town ahead of the 2021/22 season and predominantly featured in a holding midfield position making 17 total starts and 8 appearances from the bench, finding the net once against his former side Cefn Druids as Town ran out 6-0 winners at Park Avenue.
Last season, Alex was returned further up the pitch where he made 24 appearances across all competitions and notching 5 goals - including the winner on the opening day away at Airbus UK Broughton.
Darlo told us:
"I'm delighted to sign for a 3rd season at Aber. I feel we finished the season really well, so hopefully we're able to keep the squad together and add a bit more quality and experience to help us going forward.
I'm looking forward to working with Taff again and hope to chip in with a few goals again with the fans behind us as ever"
"Darlo has masses of experience and is a natural goalscorer. He has a hugely positive influence in the dressing room and is a valuable person for us both on and off the pitch."
Croeso nol Darlo! / Welcome back Darlo!