Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Merthyr Town FC
Newport County defender Jay Foulston has signed for Merthyr Town on loan until the end of this season. Swansea-born Foulston, aged 19, made his debut during the Martyrs’ 4-0 EvoStik Southern League defeat at Wimborne Town. Merthyr are hard hit by injuries and only had two substitutes, both from the youth squad,... Read More
Merthyr Town have been caught up in a Buildbase FA Trophy row and as a result their EvoStik Southern League fixture against Weymouth has been postponed. The fixture, scheduled for the MetCoaches Stadium in Merthyr, was called off because of Weymouth’s trophy clash with Needham Market. But Suffolk club Market then withdrew... Read More
Lifelong Cardiff City fan Gavin Williams goes head-to-head with former Bluebirds captain Mike Ford at Spencer Stadium, Banbury this afternoon. Defender Ford, who earned two promotions with Cardiff, is manager of Banbury United and they are at home against Williams’ Merthyr Town. This is the last home fixture for Banbury and Ford... Read More
Teenage striker Momodou Touray has signed for Southern League Merthyr Town. Touray, who celebrated his 18th birthday last month, goes straight into the Martyrs squad for their Premier Division match against Dunstable Town away on Saturday (3pm). He has joined Merthyr on loan from League Two club Newport County. Touray played for... Read More
Football and rugby union are joining forces in Merthyr Tydfil. The Martyrs, a Southern League Premier club, are linking up with Merthyr RFC. It is the first partnership between The Martyrs and The Ironmen and will benefit season ticket holders for both clubs. Any season ticket holder for Merthyr Town will only have... Read More
Merthyr Town are looking forward to a Boxing Day bonanza against rivals Hereford FC at Penydarren Park. Former Newport County manager Peter Beadle, who has ex-Martyrs boss Steve Jenkins as his assistant, is building a team to push for promotion and the title. Hereford have signed goalkeeper Oliver Davies and midfield playmaker... Read More