FORMER Wales international Steve Evans has signed for Welsh Premier League side Caernarfon.

Evans, 42, will provide valuable defensive experience for the Coffis as top division action returns next month.

The centre-back made 261 appearances for TNS, as well as stints at Connah's Quay and Wrexham,

“It’s great to be back in football and at a great club like Caernarfon," Evans said. "I’ve played and coached against the team many times and I think everyone knows about the Cofi Army, the best following in the league by far.

"Huw’s building a good squad and I’m hoping to bring my experience to it and help the young player along. I’m really looking forward to the challenge!”

Evans has played three pre-season friendlies for the Cofis and is said to have impressed manager Huw Griffiths, who believes the experienced defender will give the side a lift on and off the pitch.

“He has a lot of experience and I am sure that everyone who ha seen our friendlies so far will know what he offers us," said Griffiths.

"He will help the youngsters in our squad and will make sure that what we as a management team want from the players will happen on the pitch.

"People have been asking me who we’d be able to bring in to replace Gareth Edwards and whilst Steve is older than Gaz, he is also a former Welsh international and this type of player doesn’t become available often.”

Caernarfon welcome Haverfordwest County in their first match of the 2021/22 campaign on August 14.