New signing Nathan Brown signed for the club last Friday, and the 22 year old is excited to get his career in Airbus colours underway.  

The deadline day move from the Silkmen was finalised hours after Stuart Jones moved across the border to Vauxhall Motors. 

Although there isn't a start date for the new campaign as of yet, that didn't stop Brown from signing on the dotted line and joining the Wingmakers. 

"I'm delighted." He said about joining the club.  

"It's always a club where I've looked at their results. It's a massive club who probably shouldn't be in the Cymru North in my opinion, but rather in the Welsh premier with the size of the club and the way it's ran. I think that's what made me come here. I coach against Airbus and I think everyone as an outsider can see that the set up at the club outside of TNS and Connah's Quay is one of the best around."

It's not just the quality of the club that enticed the former National League player to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium. The youthful nature of Steve O'Shaughnessy's side was also a big contributing factor.  

Last season, a number of academy stars made their name in the first team making a positive impact with numerous outstanding displays.  

The attacking minded Brown is relishing the opportunity to play alongside one of the youngest number 9's in the Cymru North in Oli Lanceley, and has also heaped praise on the academy structure as a whole.  

"I'm looking forward to it. I know he (Lanceley) played against us in the Welsh Cup and he did well. He is certainly a presence, he's a big lad and looks like someone who could go and make it higher up.

"Looking at the Airbus set up from a youth point of view, it's a young side and that is something that excites me. I've never been in that environment, I've always been with an older group so with this team that is what definetly made me want to come. The manager clearly shows he trusts youth, not just Oli, there's a lot of them - George Peers as well. I know Brady (McGilloway) and there's a couple of others that I've seen that are good players."

Brown's former club Flint Town were promoted to the Cymru Premier last year, and during last season's Cymru North campaign, the new signing gained a lot of experience in the second tier. With an impressive 12 assists and 10 goals to his name, he proved to be a real threat in the final third. 

The last time we were in the Cymru North we were crowned Champions. With a blend of youth and players from that promotion winning side making up a bulk of the current Wingmakers squad, Brown will be eager to become a valuable asset in a trophy hunting team.

"I've learnt a lot from the Cymru North. When I was Chester, everyone used to say that the Welsh league's weren't a great level. But the Cyrmu North last year was one of the most physical league's that I've played in. So from an experience point of view, now it's just about how to win games. I've had to change my game up a little bit because I found it a bit more difficult to get on the ball with the qaulity of pitches.

"There is other changes that meant I had to run in behind or show feet. It probably meant I had less touches and one-twos. I've adapted my game, so it definetly helped me last year being in that league. Some of the pitches aren't great, but at Airbus with the 4G, hopefully that is where I can express myself.  I've always prefered 4G or a nice pitch. I don't like being direct and being on a horrible surface, but the 4G is definetly something that I can play my best football on." 

WIth the competive nature of the Cymru North and the big name sides in the league, such as Llandudno, Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay, it could be a season where fine margins make a big difference. 

When asked about his aims for the season ahead, Brown is clear he wants the Bus to bounce back to the top-flight at the first time of asking. This is what the 22 year old is aspiring to achieve for the upcoming season. 

"We have got to go for the title. Like I said it's a massive club, so I think to not go for the title would be unreasonable. Especially with Prestayn probably losing a lot of players, it opens it right up but I think Airbus are one of the favourites. Personally, I just want to perform well and help get the team back into the Welsh Prem because that's where we deserve to be and that's where I want to be."

Good luck, Nathan!

 

Nathan is avalible to sponsor for the upcoming season, as well as other members of the first team squad. Click here to find out more. 

 

Matt Baldwin 

Airbus Media. 

 

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