NEWTOWN Football Club have completed a double transfer coup on the eve of their season opener.

The Robins have completed the signing of 31 year old midfielder Sean McAllister from English National League North side Chester and loan signing of teenage midfielder Jack Thorn from English National League side Wrexham.

The duo link-up with the Robins for their season opener with JD Cymru South side Ammanford visitors in the second round of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Saturday.

McAllister is a product of the Manchester United academy who linked up with Sheffield Wednesday and won the young player of the season award with the Yorkshire club before spells with Mansfield Town and Bury

McAllister helped Shrewsbury Town to promotion to English League One 2010 before joining Port Vale and later Cowdenbeath in the Scottish system and returning to England and helping Scunthorpe United to promotion to English League One.

Two stints with Grimsby Town and a loan spell with York City followed before spending last season with Chester.

Thorn arrives at Latham Park on a six month loan from Wrexham.

Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Jack to go out on loan and get some minutes. It’s a good opportunity for him to continue his development and he can build on being with us for pre-season.

“We wish him all the best during his time in the Welsh top flight. We’ll keep a close eye on his progress during his time away from the Racecourse.”

Meanwhile Ammanford arrive in Mid Wales with star summer signings Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson with manager Gruff Harrison planning an upset.

Harrison said: "Anything can happen. We won’t be going there to make up the numbers. We will give it our all."