Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce our first two retentions ahead of the 2021/22 JD Cymru Premier, as Jack Thorn and Mathew Jones commit to the club for another season.
20-year-old Jack joined us last summer after his release from Wrexham AFC, following a spell on loan with Newtown during the 2019/20 campaign. He made 23 first-team appearances last season in Black & Green, finding the net on one occasion at The Rock in a 4-0 away win vs Cefn Druids in October. Despite his youth, Jack isn't afraid of a physical battle and is still honing his craft in central midfield after impressing last season with several excellent performances.
Jack commented: "Since I signed last season, Aber has been a great club not just on the pitch but off it as well, so when Corbs rang me and said he wants to re-sign me it was a no brainer. I can’t wait to get going again and push for that top 6 and more - we’re a young team and we’re always improving".
A stranger to nobody at Park Avenue, Mathew Jones returns for a fifth season in Black & Green having already amassed well over 100 club appearances. A consistent starter throughout his four years with us, Matty made 26 appearances in 2020/21, finding the net 3 times as chief penalty taker. Having now completed his 3-year Aberystwyth University Scholarship, Matty can't wait to push himself and the club forwards.
He told us: "Overall, last season was definitely an underachievement for the team but with a season full of ups and downs on and off the pitch, personally and as a team, it was a good feeling to not finish in the bottom 2.
Having spoken to Corbs, I was always keen to sign back as I want to see the club back in the top 6. My ambition is to see us go to Europe given I have amazing memories of watching the club compete at that level as a young fan.
After three years completing the Aber Uni scholarship, I really want to push on and help get Aber to where we should be - competing with every team in the league".
A very warm welcome back to both - Green Army, keep an eye out for more retentions and some new faces arriving for the 2021/22 campaign!