NEWTOWN head into the new JD Cymru Premier season with their sights firmly set on a top six finish.

The Robins have bolstered with the addition of a new strikeforce as part of six new arrivals.

With Luke Boundford calling time on his successful eight year stint at Latham Park to join fellow front runner Rio Ahmadi in making the switch to Aberystwyth Town, manager Chris Hughes has bolstered with the arrival of George Harry and Ian Sheridan.

Harry arrives from relegated Llandudno with the 20 year old joining 30 year old Sheridan who arrives from Bala Town to spearhead the new look Robins front line.

Also arriving at Latham Park on loan from English League One side Shrewsbury Town is young attacking prospect Lifumpa Mwandwe.

Meanwhile Midfielder Steve Leslie has departed for Bala Town while defender Callum Roberts has been snapped up by Connahs Quay Nomads after winning the player of the season at Latham Park.

The Robins have bolstered their defensive options with Jack Kelly arriving from Hemel Hempstead while ex-Airbus defender Lewis Short will look to resume his Cymru Premier career following his switch from Chorley Town.

Completing the cast of new arrivals is midfielder Niall Flint who arrives from Matlock Town having come through the system at English League One side Shrewsbury Town.

The departure of goalkeeper Jack Perry to North West Counties League side St Martins will also see new competition for regular No1 Dave Jones who begins his eighth season at Latham Park.

Captain Craig Williams will combine his playing role as part of a new look coaching team with Mattie Lewis returning to Latham Park following a successful tenure at Rhayader Town to join Hughes and assistant Callum McKenzie on the bench.

Ever present defender Kieran Mills-Evans will be joined by Sam Barnes at the heart of defence with Jay Denny once again pulling the strings in midfield alongside the key Alex Fletcher.

The versatile Joe Kenton and Sam Phillips have impressed during pre-season and look to carry their attacking form into the campaign with the reliable Neil Mitchell and Nick Rushton once again set to lead the line.

Hughes said: “We are looking forward to the season. I have been really pleased with the pre-season.

“Performances have been good and it has been pleasing to see the squad take shape. We have a good bunch of lads on and off the pitch.

Hughes paid tribute the to the departing players but was confident their replacements would more than meet the challenge.

Among them is Lifumpa Mwandwe who has excited crowds during pre-season and an attacking partnership between Sheridan and Harry which has hit the ground running.

“You have to decide what is best for the club and the player,” said Hughes who hopes to complete his summer strengthening with three new signings set to be announced next week.

“Outside last season’s top three the league is very much open,” said Hughes. “I think most clubs would be aiming for a top six finish and we are no different in that aspect.

“It will be another strong league this season but one we are looking forward to.

“We are a hard working team and with a great spirit, from the players, to the coaches, board and supporters.

“We did exceptionally well last season and with it setting targets we want to build on that.”

Hughes added: “We have brought in some young players and some experience and hopefully we can complete a few more transfers before the start of the league season.”