|JOHN Toner is the Saints' record goal scorer and longest-serving current player.
A survivor of the 2000 title winning side, John joined TNS in November 1999 from Conwy United, where he played alongside Saints’ boss Ken McKenna.
Both were prolific scorers at Conwy and successfully transferred their prowess to Treflan.
26-year old Toner originally burst onto the WP scene with Anglesey based outfit Cemaes Bay, then in the top flight, before his move to Morfa Conwy, where he scored 38 goals in 49 games for United.
He scored twice on his debut for TNS against Connah's Quay on 26 November 2020 in a 4-2 win at the Deeside Stadium.
Now happily returned to fitness after an ankle ligament problem, 6’ 1” John needs six more goals to become only the tenth player in the Welsh Premier to score a century.
He began his football career as a trainee with Liverpool and has also played for Altrincham (like Ken McKenna), Warrington-based Mond Chemicals, Warrington Town and Colwyn Bay.
John has excellent pace and shooting accuracy, although his scoring touch deserted him last season.
There were signs of a return to form with goals against Porthmadog and Bangor, before his long term injury, sustained in training (thank you Deano!) put him on the sidelines.
John lives in Runcorn, close to the site of the Linnet’s former Canal Street ground, and has a passion for horse race betting.
Indeed, his ambition at the end of his career lies not in football, but in owning a racehorse!