Date: Thu 04 Jan 2018

Owens in on Deeside while Buckley swaps Rhyl for Prestatyn

Forwards brought in ahead of Phase 1 climax.

Connah's Quay Nomads and Prestatyn Town have added to their attacking options today, with Andy Owens joining the Deeside outfit while Ole Buckley has joined Prestatyn from local rivals Rhyl.

Liverpool-born Owens started his career at the Liverpool Academy before moving to Stoke City in 2007. Owens spent time at both Stafford Rangers and Altrincham before joining Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League in 2010. Owens has since played for Macclesfield Town, Southport, Mansfield Town, AFC Telford, Barrow and Stockport County.

He joins the Nomads from Skelmersdale United, where he has scored 11 times in 25 appearances this season. The 6'3" centre-forward will wear the recently vacated number 10 shirt for Nomads.

Meanwhile, Buckley makes the move along the north coast after making three starts for Rhyl this season in the Cymru Alliance.

PTFC manager, Neil Gibson had this to say on the signing of Buckley, "Ole is a player we have had on our radar for a while now. I watched him a few times playing for Rhyl. He has good pace & a keen eye for goal . He can operate either as a striker or on the wing so gives us plenty of options. He also ticks the boxes for us at Prestatyn by being a young local lad who we feel will have plenty of opportunities to improve his game at the Motion Finance Stadium."

Speaking to the club website, Buckley said "Knowing how Neil develops and gives young players opportunities, when the chance to sign for him came along, I jumped at it. I know most of the lads who play for Town so that made the decision to sign even easier. Being a local lad I have always followed the club and attended as many games as I could. I can't wait to get to start training and show what I can do"

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