Airbus UK Broughton begin their Welsh Premier League Super 12 Campaign today against much fancied Llanelli at the Airfield with a 2.00pm Kick Off.
The Wingmakers have enjoyed a good Pre Season Campaign against some excellent opposition but Manager Craig Harrison will tell his charges that those Pre Season Results count for nothing and that the hard work begins in earnest against Andy Legg`s experienced outfit.
There have been numerous changes to Harrison`s squad over the summer with Marksmen Marc Lloyd Williams and James McIntosh leaving the Club along with experienced defender Gareth Sudlow, but the majority of the squad that helped the Wingmakers achieve their Highest ever Welsh Premier Finish last season have been retained much to the delight of Harrison and his backroom team.
Experienced Campaigners Mark Allen, Carl Owen, Danny Desormeaux and Kristian Rogers provide the backbone of the Squad and Welsh Semi Pro Internationals Ashley Williams and Ryan Edwards will again be keen to continue where they left off last Season, Harrison will be buoyed be the return to fitness of Matty Cook and will be looking for positive impacts from his summer signings that include prolific Marksman Andy Moran who has joined from Prestatyn Town along with Phil Clark who joins after a brief sujourn in New Zealand and Richie Dorman who has been playing College Football in America. Another of Harrison`s captures during the close season is the highly thought of Leon Clowes who joins on a 12 month Loan deal from Conference Side Wrexham and completing the summer signings is goalkeeper Callum Hawthorne who has previously been with Swansea City and Fulham who along with Chris Doran will provide cover for Keeper Rogers.
Other retained players include impressive youngster Jack Abraham who had an excellent first season in the top flight, Gio Felicello at left back, Attacking Midfielders Tom Rowlands and Paul McManus and defenders Rhys Roberts and Jack Rowlands along with the hugely impressive Matty Woodward.
The two youngsters in the Squad at present are 16 year old James Davies and Jake Cassidy although Cassidy is subject to ongoing dialogue between Airbus UK Broughton and Wolverhampton Wanderers where the youngster has spent 7 days on trial scoring against AFC Telford in Midweek.
Following today`s fixture with Llanelli the Wingmakers travel to South Wales next Saturday to take on Tomi Morgan`s Camarthen Town at Richmond Park with a 2.00pm Kick Off.
The Welsh Premier League Super 12 Opening Weekend Results thus far:
The New Saints 5 Prestatyn Town 2
Bangor City 2 Neath 1
Haverfordwest County 0 Newtown 1
Camarthen Town 2 Aberystwyth Town 3
Port Talbot Town v Bala Town (Play Sunday)
Pic: Airbus UK Broughton Squad Photo 2010/2011