WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Shane Williams AFAN Lido boss Andy Dyer has added two new players to his squad in a determined late bid to reach the top six.
Heading for the Marston's Stadium are ex-Birmingham City left-winger Shane Williams and former Neath youngster Liam Thomas.
"They will bolster our squad and I am not ruling out one or two other signings which shows the ambition the club has," said Dyer to the South Wales Evening Post.
Victory in Monday's local derby at home to Port Talbot would give Dyer a sniff of a top six finish depending on results for Prestatyn and Airbus.
"I have been banging the drum to the lads about it and while it is still a possibility, we will be trying to do our bit and see where it takes us. It is asking a lot, but who knows?" Dyer added.
Welsh Under-17 and Under-19 international Williams was recently released by Birmingham City and had unsuccessful trials at Yeovil Town and Plymouth Argyle in the summer.
Thomas was under Dyer's wing at The Gnoll where he scored twice from seven (+23) Welsh Premier appearances after a brief spell with Cardiff City.
Lido welcome back Carl Evans from suspension and are at full strength as they look to go one better than the 2-2 draw at Port Talbot on Boxing Day.
"It was a fair result although we missed two excellent chances to win it. Both teams went for it and produced a good game," said Dyer.
Port Talbot have a dismal record on the road with just four points out of a possible 27.
Just one win in eight matches has sent the Steelmen plummeting down the table, but boss Mark Jones remains hopeful of turning the tide.
"We are not having the rub of the green at the moment but we are not far away," he said. "Derby matches are always close affairs and I see no reason why this one should be any different.
"It was a real thriller at our ground but I'm looking for a win as we need to keep in touch with the seventh and eighth teams in the league as we are still playing for a European place.
"People forget sometimes that you can still qualify for Europe via the bottom group and that will be our focus."
Photo: Shane Williams (right of picture) during summer trials with the Pilgrims,

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28 May 2017

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