Loveridge stays put
LAST season’s top scorer James Loveridge has signed a new deal with Llanelli Town.
Loveridge scored nine goals last term as the Reds fought a losing battle against relegation from the Welsh Premier League.
And his decision to re-sign has delighted manager Andy Hill, who is looking to put together a squad capable of pressing for honours in the newlyformed JD Cymru South.
Loveridge is blessed with great pace and is a danger inside the box. His performances last term ensured he received a number of offers during the summer, but he has pledged his future to the Stebonheath Park club.
Chairman of the supporters’ association Mike Hope said: “We are absolutely delighted to have James back with us.
“He gave Welsh Premier League defences a torrid time last season, and we can’t wait to watch him do the same in the new Cymru South league.”
Loveridge is the latest Llanelli player to agree a new deal with the club. Skipper Joe Clarke and key defender Lee Bevan have put pen to paper, while promising goalkeeper Scott Coughlan is another to have signed.
Llanelli continue their preseason preparations tonight at Pontardawe Town (6.30pm) and they visit Cardiff Draconians on Saturday.
The Reds’ opening game in the new Cymru South is on Friday, August 16 at home to Pontypridd Town.