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Mike Harris makes a point at the fans' forum, flanked by chairman Edgar Jones and club skipper John Leah
MARC Lloyd-Williams was on the verge of signing for TNS two years ago.
Ken McKenna told last night's fans forum in Llansantffraid that the striker was set to sign for the Saints within 24 hours, but received a last minute offer from Southport and decided to take his chance in the Conference.
Abortive attempts to sign several other prominent strikers from both the Welsh Premier League and the Conference meant that Michael Wilde was thrust from the West Cheshire League into first-team action sooner than planned, but McKenna said the young marksman had responded well to become one of the leading scorers in the league.
Fans praised the standard of football from TNS this season and head coach Andy Cale thanked his players, saying: "They deserve all the credit.
"They do what we tell them on the pitch and are able to play an expansive game at Treflan due to the excellent condition of the pitch."
Managing director Mike Harris emphasised that youth development was the way forward.
"We won't be signing any ageing players looking to take their last wage packet from the Welsh Premier," he said.
"Even if the majority of youth players fail to make the grade and end up in the feeder system, it will raise the level of the game in Wales and help stop the drain of players to England."
3 December 2020
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