Aberystwyth Town are pleased to announce a further two retentions as local defensive duo Lee Jenkins and Jack Rimmer commit to the club for another season.
Still just 19-years-old, centre-back Lee has been a regular starter for Town for three full seasons since making his first-team debut in December 2017 at the age of 16. Coined the "Welsh Prem James Collins" by the Green Army, he has tallied 67 league appearances and 3 goals to date and is undoubtedly one of the league’s best prospects at his position. Lee displays maturity beyond his years having been handed the armband on four occasions last season, securing 7 points from 12 as captain.
A standout performance last season came vs Haverfordwest County in March for Town’s 2nd game back after the Winter lockdown, where he provided an assist for Jamie Reed to go ahead before scoring a dramatic last-second winner from a corner to secure Town’s first win in 11.
"To captain the club last season on a personal level was something I didn’t think would happen but it was an amazing feeling!
I'm looking to help the club climb up the table to where it should be. I can't wait to meet the new squad and get going again very soon. I hope to keep progressing on my game and help the club achieve its goals."
22-year-old Jack signs on for his sixth season in Black and Green having re-joined the club last summer from Penrhyncoch after an 18-month spell at Cae Baker.
Now plying his trade at full-back having began his senior career in central midfield, Jack has made 65 first-team appearances for Town with one spectacular goal back in December 2015, away at Haverfordwest County. Last season saw Jack start 20 matches, appearing 4 times from the bench – his highest season total to date.
“Last season was obviously a disappointing one and I felt we underperformed massively. However, we showed what we could do in a number of games and so I’m excited to fulfil our expectations this season.
Personally, I’d like to play every minute I can next year and contribute with a few more goals and assists. As a team, I’m looking forward to pushing towards the Top 6 next year to position ourselves best we can for the end of the season.”
Croeso nol / Welcome back to both!