Friday, March 09, 2012

McKenna set for Latham Park spell

JOHN McKenna is the latest player from The New Saints to join former coach Andy Cale in the ranks at Newtown.

Cale has already secured loan deals for striker Craig Whitfield and defender Sean Jones, and has now added the talented 20-year-old central midfielder or centre back, who was a member of the TNS Scholarship Programme and had trials with Ipswich and Preston North End.
An English Colleges Under-19s representative, who is not related to former TNS manager Ken, McKenna has appeared 26 (+23) times in the Welsh Premier and scored six goals, including a crucial 96th-minute winner away at Neath last season.
He has also appeared as a substitute in the Uefa Europa League against FRAM Reykjavik and in the Uefa Cup against Suduva.
McKenna, who also picked-up a League Cup winners' medal at the end of last season in the 3-1 defeat of Rhyl, is expected to make his Robins' debut on Saturday at home to Prestatyn.
Photo: McKenna was the Saints' hero at Neath last season.

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Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
John Leah
Scott Ruscoe
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
John Lawless
Jamie Wood
Chris King -> Marc Lloyd Williams (83)
John Toner -> John Lawless (89)
John Lawless (75)

Tony Pennock
Luke Hardy
Gary Lloyd
Martin Giles
Richard Carter
Rhodri Jones
Neil Smothers
Richard Kennedy
Nicky Burke
Mark Dodds
Kevin Aherne-Evans
Nathan Cotterrall -> Neil Smothers (78)
Omar Abdillahi -> Richard Kennedy (78)
Jimmy James -> Nicky Burke (89)
Referee Simon Jones
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