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Reds open at home to Nomads

NEWLY promoted Llanelli Town will begin their Welsh Premier League season at home against Connahs Quay Nomads on Sunday, August 12.

Their second game of the season sees them travel to Cefn Druids the following Saturday (Aug 18), before they play their first Friday night game on August 24 when they welcome Barry Town to Stebonheath Park, with that game taking place in front of the S4C cameras.

Fixtures were announced at 1pm with supporters up and down the country casting an eye over who will be playing who, where and when.

The first local derby between Llanelli Town and Carmarthen Town will take place on Boxing Day at Richmond Park with the return fixture taking place on New Years Day at Stebonheath Park.

Llanelli welcome Champions The New Saints to Stebonheath on Friday, September 14, and they will finish the first phase against them at Park Hall.

The Reds will play Aberystwyth in another Friday night game as they travel to Park Avenue on August 31. Aber will make the trip to Llanelli on October 26.

Llanelli were also busy prior to the announcement of the fixtures as they announced a shake-up in their backroom staff.

Popular faces Andrew Mumford and Mark Dickinson have both left the club.

The Club thanked both of them for their tremendous efforts in helping the Reds get back to the Welsh Premier League.

Also leaving the backroom is popular secretary Neil Dymock, Neil has a new role as assistant secretary at Welsh League side Cwmmanan United.

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Joining the club will be Andy & Simon Dyer, as first team coach and as assistant manager, respectively.

Both have tremendous experience and a serious track record, making this double capture an absolutely massive coup for the club.

UEFA Pro license coach Andy, a former Crystal Palace apprentice, previously managed Neath, Afan Lido, and Port Talbot Town in the WPL.

Assistant manager Simon Dyer, formerly on the books at Manchester City as a player, as well as playing for the Welsh u21 squad, also arrives with a wealth of experience- the former first team coach at Neath, Also once became the youngest WPL player manager at Port Talbot Town, followed by guiding Afan Lido the league cup.

General manager Wayne Stephens said: “It’s absolutely huge for us as a club to recruit such talent and experience for our return to the WPL, both will add a tremendous amount to Andy Hill’s backroom setup”.