THE Wingmakers are delighted to welcome back Wayne Riley to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium after an absence of 18 months.

The 25-year-old midfielder followed his former manager Andy Preece to Airbus in July 2012 and top-scored in his only season with the club, notching 14 Welsh Premier goals from 29 (+2) appearances.

He scored one of the goals against Bangor City that saw the Wingmakers qualify for Europe for the first time and appeared in both legs of the club's Europa League ties against Latvians FK Ventspils in the summer of 2013, also being named in the Welsh Premier League's team of the season for 2012/13.

Riley famously scored the goal for Northwich Victoria that knocked then League One outfit Charlton Athletic out of the FA Cup in November 2009. 

A consistent goal scorer with the Vics, he then joined Airbus but departed by mutual consent in July 2013, turning down an offer from Wrexham to sign for Hednesford Town, where he scored 12 goals in 23 starts last season for the Pitmen. 

He was then captured by Conference outfit Chester FC, making six league appearances before being one of four players told they were free to find another club in the January transfer window.

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