Aberystwyth Town are delighted to announce the return of goalkeeper Leigh Jenkins from Penrhyncoch FC - four years since his return to Cae Baker after a previous spell with Town.
Local lad Leigh is a well-known face within local and regional football having represented both Penrhyncoch and previously Bow St over extended periods. Ahead of the 2018/19 season, Leigh joined Town under Neville Powell and impressed enough in pre-season to earn the starting job for the season opener against Llandudno at Park Avenue - however, a fractured shin 60 minutes into the match halted his momentum and saw his Black and Green journey cut cruelly short.
Leigh re-joined Penrhyn thereafter and last season made 28 appearances in all competitions as The Roosters achieved a 9th place finish in the JD Cymru North.
Leigh told us:
"After a decent pre-season under Nev Powell in 18/19 I was delighted to get the start for the season, but I was gutted to be stretchered off after 60 mins. Despite that, I hugely enjoyed my time at the club and can't wait to get going again!
I've been with Penrhyn for most of my career from juniors to senior team, so that club has played a huge role in my life growing up. Having played with some great players and under great managers, I know how tough a league the Cymru North is and how desperate those those teams at the top are to gain promotion, so I'm proud of what we were able to achieve in holding our position for many years.
When I spoke with Taff and he outlined his plans, I was very interested in returning as I feel like I have unfinished business at the club. I'll be giving my all to be ready for the season ahead and do my bit for this great club."
First Team Manager Anthony Williams said:
"Leigh is a very experienced goalkeeper who is coming off a good season with Penrhyncoch. Having been at the club previously, and being a local, he's very familiar with many of our squad and it was clear to me from our conversations how much this club means to him - so I'm delighted to add him to our group."
Croeso nol, Jenks! / Welcome back, Jenks!