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DEFENDER Andy Jones has ended his second spell with Newtown due to increasing work commitments.

A centre-back who was selected to attend the English Universities' squad trials while studying at Worcester University in 2008, Jones has also been on the books of Shrewsbury Town, AFC Telford United, Hednesford Town, Bromsgrove Rovers, Stourport Swifts and Redditch United, joining Newtown from Evesham United in January 2012.

He spent two seasons with the Robins before signing for Airbus UK Broughton in January 2014 where he captained the side but, after two and a half seasons with the Wingmakers, returned to Newtown in July 2016, completing a Welsh Premier career total of 20 goals from 118 (+15) appearances. He also made four appearances in the Europa League for Airbus.

Jones has recently become academy manager at League One Shrewsbury Town and Robins' manager Chris Hughes says: "It has been hard for AJ to commit and he has now left the club.

"He has been fantastic for us during his time at the club in both spells."

Meanwhile, defender Gavin Cadwallader has decided to hang up his boots but will remain at Newtown as first team coach. The 31-year-old started his career as a trainee with Shrewsbury Town, making his first appearance in the 2-2 League Two draw at Carlisle United in February 2006.

Released from the Gay Meadow the following January he joined Aberystwyth Town and, after two seasons at Park Avenue, signed for Newtown in July 2008, resisting overtures from Welshpool, where his father Gareth was manager during their first season in the League of Wales in 1996/7.

After two and a half seasons at Latham Park, Cadwallader signed for Airbus UK Broughton in January 2011 but was released in May 2012 and joined Cefn Druids, returning to Newtown at the start of 2015. He scored 15 goals from 178 (+13) WPL appearances.