ANDY Thomas has made two new signings, bringing-in striker Obi Anoruo and goalkeeper Shaun Pearson.

Anoruo, 25, returns to the Welsh Premier League six years after firing give goals for Newtown in just nine appearances while on-loan from Wrexham.

Nigerian-born, he spent his formative years in Liverpool and impressed in the academy ranks at Anfield. Many felt he was unlucky not to be kept on after breaking his ankle as a schoolboy, but Brian Little stepped in to offer him a two-year scholarship at Wrexham, where he enjoyed a prolific spell in the youth team, scoring 29 goals in 22 games.  

Anoruo scored 17 goals during a loan spell at Vauxhall Motors before a move to Barrow, later playing for Hinckley Town on-loan, Stalybridge Celtic and Colwyn Bay, where he was voted directors' player of the season after joint top-scoring in Conference North with 19 goals.

After a move to Gloucester City, he signed for Stockport County, joining Marine last July.

Also arriving at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium is goalkeeper Shaun Pearson. The 26-year-old Llandudno-born stopper started his playing career with Llangefni Town before joining Barrow, where older brother Mike was playing, in the summer of 2010.

He made 29 appearances for the Bluebirds in his final season before being released by mutual consent to spend a season in Australia.

He has recently been playing for Colwyn Bay, a club where he has had two previous spells, making 16 appearances this season, and will provide competition for Ryan Neild at Airbus, who has been ever-present since joining the club in the summer.

Brother Mike made 83 WPL appearances for the Wingmakers before moving to Gap Connah's Quay in the close season.

Photo: Obi Anorou was at Stockport County last season.

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