Former Wales youth and Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Sam Phillips has become the latest signing at Latham Park.

The 19-year-old Bishops Castle has spent the last month training with the Robins, and impressed with a brace in last week’s 6-0 friendly win over Llanfair United.

He has most recently been playing in the Swedish second division, and can operate out wide or down the middle.

Now he has signed a deal at Latham Park, and Chris Hughes was delighted to secure his signature.

He said: “Sam has been great since he has come in with his, his attitude has been first class and he has worked hard.

“He has impressed us, especially with his performance last week and we are pleased he has agreed to sign.

“He is quick, has bags of skill and we believe he can be a real asset to us in the coming season.”

Phillips’ ten year association with Wolves came to an end last summer, and he then moved to Midlands Premier League outfit Haughmond.

He helped the Shrewsbury based side through the FA Cup Qualifying Rounds, before making the switch to Sweden.

He signed for second division side IFK Ostersund in March before returning in the summer.

Phillips has also represented his country, and was among the first Wales Under 16 side to lift the Victory Shield in almost 60 years back in 2014.

Phillips will wear the number 17 shirt for the Robins.

Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips in action for Haughmond. Picture by Richard Dawson

"Sam has been great since he has come in with his, his attitude has been first class and he has worked hard.

Chris Hughes