CWMBRAN Town AFC has issued a plea for new players to join the club on the eve of the 2021/22 season.

In a statement posted on social media, the club said they were in a ‘precarious position’ due to unforseen circumstances which led to the departure of the first team management team.

The club thanked a number of under 18s who had stepped up to play a number of friendlies but added that the squad needed bolstering as a ‘matter of urgency’

The club’s statement reads: “On the eve of the 2021/22 season the club finds itself in a precarious position due to several unforeseen circumstances, culminating in the recent departure of the first team management team.

“The first team squad is critically low on numbers which has seen several of the under-18s players stepping-up to take part in pre-season friendlies. The club is proud of, and thankful to, those players.

“However, the fact remains that the first team squad needs bolstering as a matter of urgency.

“On a positive note, the club is currently in the process of recruiting a new first team manager, with talks underway. Coaches Wayne Jepson and Jason Tahanha will lead the team in the interim.

“The club is holding player recruitment/training sessions this week and ALL players: previous, current and new are encouraged to attend in order to aid the club during this difficult period.”