NEWTOWN Football Club have strengthened on and off the pitch.

The JD Welsh Premier club has started the season strongly with seven points from four games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Carmarthen Town.

Manager Chris Hughes has bid to strengthen squad depth with two signings.

Striker Jamie Reed has committed having missed the second half last season through injury after netting eight goals in 24 games for the Robins.

The 31 year old has had a nomadic career with Newtown representing his 14th club in the 10 years since departing English non league side Wrexham.

Also arriving at Latham Park is 20 year old defender Tom Rose who spent time with English League side Rotherham United with spells at Sheffield FC, Stockbridge Park Steels and Worcester City prior to impressing Hughes during pre-season.

Meanwhile the club has unveiled Bernie Jones as new joint coach of the club’s under 19s side.

Jones joins first team stars Craig Williams and Neil Mitchell at the helm of the club’s development side while continuing his long standing role as assistant manager to Nathan Leonard at Huws Gray Alliance side Guilsfield.

Williams said: “It is great to have someone of Bernie’s experience joining us at Newtown academy. I am looking to learn off him as I work alongside him.

“The players will benefit from him being around with his knowledge and Neil an myself are looking forward to working with him.”