Callum Roberts has departed Newtown for JD Welsh Premier rivals Connahs Quay Nomads.

The departure of the 20 year old defender follows hot on the heels of the the announcement of striker Luke Boundford’s exit from Latham Park following eight years.

Roberts joined the Robins from English League One side Shrewsbury Town last summer having previously impressed during a six month loan spell.

Roberts ended the season as supporters’ player of the season having made 22 appearances and earned a Wales C cap.

Nomads manager Andy Morrison said: “Callum was our number one target and we are delighted to have signed him.

“Having released 10 players it is vital we add to the squad for the forthcoming European campaign and to challenge on four fronts next season.

“I feel that by making Callum our first signing, we have done that.”

Roberts will now look to make his European debut for the Deesiders and thanked Newtown Football Club for its support.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Newtown for a very enjoyable 18 months,” said Roberts. “I have met some great people and everyone’s been supportive from the day I signed.”

Meanwhile Boundford has also called time on his career at Latham Park after eight golden years.

Boundford joined the Robins from Newbridge in 2011 and played a key role in helping the club reach the final of the Welsh Premier League Cup in 2012 and qualify for the Europa League in 2016, famously netting against Maltese side Valletta.

The terrace hero struck 61 goals in 220 games for the Robins and leaves with praise from supporters.

Boundford said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Newtown Football Club.

“I’ve had a fantastic eight years with the club and I’ve made some friends and memories for life.

“Good luck to everyone at the club for the new season.”