PRESTATYN Town FC has confirmed the signing of widely experienced former Welsh Premier League forward Jamie Reed.

Reed, 33, will join the Seasiders’ first team as they look to mount a promotion challenge in the tier two JD Cymru North League over the coming years. He will also manage the under-19s side for the 2021/22 campaign.

It is hoped the former Rhyl and Bangor City player, who had a three-year spell at York City where he won the FA Trophy Final in 2012, will provide valuable experience to the youth set up and contribute to a supply of homegrown players into the first team.

Manager Ben Heath said: “I am pleased we got this one agreed early doors Jamie’s ability and experience is exactly what we wanted. He will bring many qualities on and off the pitch also giving guidance to the up-and-coming youth players.

“This is just the start of the rebuild.”

Reed, from Chester, began his career at Wrexham FC academy, making his debut for the Dragons, before brief loan spells including in the Irish and Northern premier leagues. He joined Rhyl in 2008, winning the Welsh Premier League, and Bangor City in the 2009/10 season, scoring 30 goals in 42 appearances, including in the 2010 Welsh Cup Final win. Reed had a short stint in the Australian Premier League before joining York City in 2011, and later played for Chester, Melbourne and TNS.

Following his latest move, Reed said: “It’s great to be involved within the project. I’m good friends with both Ben and Tom Taylor and I’m looking forward working together and having a good go next season. I’m not here to take my foot off the gas, I’m here to hopefully help the club move forward.

"I’ve been involved in plenty of games against Prestatyn and know the potential the club and the good following. I’m looking forward to being a part of it!

“For the 19s, I think it’s important for the youth set up to have a link and pathway to the first team especially at a club like this, which has brought so many players through in the past.

"I want to help continue that process and being head coach and part of the first team will only make that link stronger.”