Aberystwyth Town FC can reveal that Ian Hughes' latest signing is the legendary North Wales goalscorer Darren Thomas, also known as "Darren Bach" who joins from Caernarfon Town.
Manager Ian Hughes said: "Darren is a player I've worked with at Llangefni Town. He has Welsh Premier League experience, however that was a while ago. I am delighted to have signed him as he will give us options and flexibility this season. He's been the best player for the last three seasons in the Cymru Alliance and now Darren wants to prove that he is capable of playing at the highest level of domestic football in Wales. He has shown great loyalty to Caernarfon Town as other Welsh Premier League clubs have shown an interest in the past, so it's great to have him on board."
Darren, 28, is probably best known for his astonishing Welsh Cup goal for Caernarfon Town against The New Saints last December, which pipped Chris Venables to win Sgorio's Goal of the Month Award. The goal showcased Thomas's superb ball skills, pace and finishing prowess which Black and Green Supporters will be looking forward to seeing at Park Avenue next season.
Less well known is that Thomas, a Welsh speaker from Caernarfon, has twice played against Aber, with devastating results. In March 2008 he created the opener, then scored two more in Llangefni's 3-0 win at Cae Bob Parry. Last summer he notched two more for Caernarfon in a Pre Season Friendly at the Oval, giving him a total of four goals in two games against the Black and Greens.
Operating as an attacking midfielder or striker, Darren joined Caernarfon from Porthmadog in January 2013 and became a Cult Hero at the Oval scoring 31 Huw Gray Alliance goals from 52 appearances. He also scored two WPL hat tricks in a total of 13 goals in 30 games for Llangefni in 2007/8, to add to one solitary sub appearance for the Cofis on 2005/6.
Croeso oddi wrthon ni i gyd i Goedlan y Parc Darren !
Watch Darren's Goal against The New Saints here: http://www.s4c.cymru/sgorio/e_/2014/gol-y-mis-tachwedd-2014/