Llandudno sign Connah’s Quay Nomads and Wales defensive duo Edwards and Pearson
Welsh Premier League side Llandudno have signed defenders Kai Edwards and Mike Pearson from this season’s Welsh Cup winners the Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Both had been regular starters in Andy Morrison’s set up this season and the change suggests a new look defence for Nomads next season led by new recruit and ex-Bangor captain and right back Danny Holmes.
Pearson and Edwards were both members of the Wales C international squad that played England C earlier this year, meaning Llandudno have two pedigree defenders heading their way ahead of the upcoming campaign.
“The signings of both Kai and Peo (Pearson) are huge for us as a football club and they just epitomise what we want at this club,” said manager Iwan Williams to LlandudnoFC.co.uk
Fantastic players and whom have a wealth of experience in the league. More importantly, they are good characters that will hopefully put on us on a path to where we want to go.”
Pearson, 30, born in Bangor, spent his formative years at Oldham Athletic before getting promoted to the first team. The defender plied his trade with both Barrow and and Airbus before joining Nomads in 2016.
Pearson made consecutive JD Welsh Premier League team of the season appearances in 2015 and 2016 before his move to the Quay, but has since opted to leave the club.
Edwards, 27, is also no stranger to playing for pedigree sides, having played for Prestatyn, Neath and The New Saints in the Welsh pyramid after coming through Wrexham AFC’s youth system.
Edwards has proven to be a goal threat in defence, netting three times in forty two league games for Nomads. With his strong leadership and defensive capabilities, he is set to be an essential man in the heart of Williams’ defence next term.
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