New boy Jordan Evans was sold on the Robins after one phone call with gaffer Chris Hughes – and he’s hoping to excite Latham Park crowds with some trademark eye catching goals.
24-year-old Evans, who came through the youth ranks with Wrexham and Fulham, is better known to Welsh football fans from his spells with Bala, Druids and Airbus.
Now he’s swapped the Airfield for Mid Wales and is relishing the chance to shine for the Robins.
And he has revealed it was an easy decision to make after just one phone call from the manager.
He said: ‘I spoke to George Hughes and a few other boys about Newtown, Chris then give me a ring and we had a really good chat and to be honest I was sold after that first phone call.
‘It was then just a case of getting something agreed and signed up for the season.
‘The community of the club seems spot on. I spoke to a few boys about Newtown and honestly no one had a bad word to say about the club.
‘I’ve always loved playing at Newtown, I had a half decent game for Bala here a few years ago! Obviously Chris again was a big pull, I loved what he had to say about the club, philosophy of playing and coaching
‘Newtown fans can expect someone who’s direct, hard working. I like to get on the ball and make things happen.
‘Running at/beating players, just being creative in and around the box. I shoot from distance a lot too if it’s on.
‘I’ve got a decent record of assists in the last few years so keep building on my assists and then hopefully score a few more goals.
‘I seemed to have scored some belters the last few years, but I’ll take a few tap ins all day!
Evans won a Welsh Cup with Bala, and had enjoyed a good youth career with Fulham and either side of that Wrexham.
He had ambitions at one stage to climb the leagues in England, but he is focused on the Welsh Premier as his next priority.
He added: ‘I really enjoyed my time at Bala, qualified for Europe both seasons and also the Welsh Cup win, scoring in the final was amazing. One of my best days in football for sure.
‘I hadn’t long left Wrexham and did have ambitions of working my way back up the leagues in England maybe, but for a few reasons it didn’t quite work out which is absolutely fine, I’m really enjoying playing my football in the Welsh Prem now and can’t wait to get going at Newtown next season.
‘I was fortunate in my early years, I had 5 years at Fulham, we got to the youth cup final and I captained the u23’s.
‘I made the bench for the first team, never got on but the experience I gained has been invaluable. I made my pro debut on loan at Oxford United, that was an unbelievable 6 months, scored my first pro goal, played at Wembley and getting promoted from League 2 it was a dream.
‘Then the Wrexham move was brilliant also, obviously playing for my home town club was special. I feel I’d had a bit of a whirlwind all by the age of 21 so yeah, it definitely stands me in good stead for a new challenge and hopefully pushing on both personally and as a team this season at Newtown.’
The first port of call when joining a club is being welcomed into the player’s group chat, which has happened to Evans.
And now he is keen on the Robins having a right good go in the league this season.
He added: ‘For sure, and the signings that have been made already have added quality to an already very strong squad.
‘I’d love to get back into Europe and there’s no reason why we can’t.
‘Chris said to me defensively last year I believe Newtown had the joint most clean sheets in the league, so if I can help score a few more goals to go along with the defensive record, we should have a real good go!’