Aberystwyth Town are pleased to announce the return of 7-time Cymru Premier winner and centurion goalscorer Alex Darlington for the 2022/23 season!
33-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 new Town manager Anthony Williams, known as "Taff".
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.
Last season, Alex 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.
Darlo told us:
"I'm really looking forward to next season as last season with Aberystwyth was probably the best team spirit I've been involved in over my career. I'm delighted that Taff has come in as manager and I look forward to working with him again as I was with him at Wrexham about 15 years ago so I know how he wants to play.
As for next season, I'm hoping we can continue with our form from the end of the season and that the fans can get behind us brilliantly once again like last year."
"Alex is a highly experienced player that I know from my playing days while he was a youngster at Wrexham. He has undoubted talent who can pass his knowledge and understanding of the game on to others within the squad. I'm delighted to have him with us for the coming season!"
Croeso nol, Darlo! / Welcome back, Darlo!