Prestatyn Town announced the signing of midfielder Ross Stephens from Cymru Alliance side Caersws on a hectic transfer deadline day.
Stephens, 32, is an experienced Welsh Premier League (WPL) player who will be spending his second stint at the club, his first coming between 2009 and 2015 where he played 125 games and scored 25 goals for the Seasiders.
With 309 WPL appearances, the man who won the Welsh Cup and played in European competition with Prestatyn has not settled down since his move away from the club; first playing for Aberystwyth for 18 months then Newtown for less than a year before joining Caersws early in 2017.
Thus the chance to play back in the Premier League and help a struggling newly promoted side in front of the familiar faces of the Prestatyn faitful will be something Stephens will revel in doing as he proves he is still of the high quality he was during his last run with the club.
Speaking to the official Prestatyn Town website, Neil Gibson described his delight in securing the signature of a local talent, known to many at the club.
“I’m delighted to have managed to bring Ross back to the club, he ticks all the boxes we indenture in recruiting new players.
A local lad living in Prestatyn, somebody who will fit into the group as he knows all the lads & played with some in his time here previously, has an enormous amount of WPL experience & his creativity on the pitch will I’m sure enhance the group. We welcome Ross back & look forward to working with him again.”
The Seasiders have only scored one goal in their opening three games and will also hope Stephens still has his goal scoring ability which saw him score 78 times in the WPL, a trait which could be the difference between Prestatyn staying in the Premier League or ending up in the relegation spots.
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