MONTGOMERY Town go into the new campaign with a strengthened squad and ambitions to challenge for honours this season.

The Clos Tanymur club have welcomed Scott Williams, Ioan Humphreys and Sam Williams from MMP-NL Mid Wales League One side Carno while Ollie Lewis arrives from Llanidloes Town as the Canaries head into the season with confidence.

Local rivals Abermule will also hope for an improved campaign under the management of Dave Anthony and Nick Mumby.

Mule have also raided Carno to snap up midfielder Adam Williams while Mark Probert and David Laird arrive from local rivals Kerry.

The villagers have also welcomed the return of veteran defender Warren Sherwood from Caersws while Jack Weaver and Tom Halliday arrive from Berriew and Welshpool Town respectively.

Spokesman Bryan Jarman said: “The new players in the squad add plenty of quality and experience and most have represented the club in the past.”

Borth United will be unrecognisable from the side relegated last season with manager Iain Lewis bolstering the Magpies management team with the arrival of Ben Willis from Borth United and Bryn McGilligan-Oliver.

Hefin Hopkins, Dion Ellis-Clarke and Olly Herchel arrive from Penrhyncoch while Sam Chapman joins from local rivals Aberystwyth University who will once again await until trials next month before strengthening their own squad.

Lewis said: “Four or five teams will be going for the league this season and we will be one of them.

“We have had a lot of new signings this summer and the culture has changed around the club so it’s a great environment.”

Local rivals Dolgellau will be managed by former Porthmadog manager Merfyn Burrough this season with Ryan Thomas’ return from an injury lay-off boosting the Wasps.

Meanwhile Machynlleth have added Ben Richards from Tywyn Bryncrug to boost their ranks following the loss of Tom Evans, Harry Cottam and Callum Page to Carno this summer.

Manager Sion Jones said: “We have a very young squad and are just looking to enjoy the season.”

Hay St Marys will look to mount a title tilt with manager Gareth Jenkins strengthening with the arrival of Brendan Hackett from Wellington Town while Tom James joins from Knighton Townn and Tom Lewis makes the switch from Kington Town.

Newbridge will also look to challenge with a crop of young players joining from Penybont while also raiding Builth Wells for star men Josh Price and Jordan Hammonds.

Spokesman Scott Davies said: “We will be looking to turn last seasons narrow defeats into wins and challenge at the top of the table.”

Presteigne have also rebuilt during the summer with manager Shaun Harris completing 11 new signings.

Harris said: “We have one of the youngest squads in the league and have no real expectations but enjoy the season.”

Brecon Northcote will look to build on last season’s promising debut campaign in senior football while continuing to develop its own talent while Dyffryn Banw will also bid to improve despite the loss of Aled Davies to Montgomery Town.

New boys Rhayader Town have signed goalkeeper Jake Brown from Carno with Ryan Rowlands heading in the opposite direction with the Red Kites largely unchanged from last season’s all conquering young squad.

Four Crosses manager Mike Barton has strengthened with the arrival of St Martins duo Jordan Gerrard and Elliot Howes with Josh Atherton joining from Churchstoke while retaining last season’s squad which reached four cup finals.

Meanwhile Mark Proctor leads Waterloo Rovers back into the Mid Wales League.

“We are excited to be back and testing our selves in a very strong division,” said Proctor. “We expect a strong top half finish and it is pleasing to see our new reserve team shaping up under Rob Jones with a few lads expected to step up.

“I will also be looking to lads with Mid Wales League experience, the likes of Chris Proctor, Dave Roberts and Gareth Turner to play key roles in our first season back at this level.”

Proctor has retained Andrew Gwilt and Nathan James while also bolstering with the return of Steve Evans and Scott Holley.