FORDEN United embark on a new era for the club in MMP-NL Mid Wales League Two this season.

The village club has climbed the pyramid since its reformation two years ago and now step up to senior football for the first time.

Manager Jonny Roberts has retained the majority of last season’s squad with Alfie Price and Alex Morgan also arriving from Guilsfield and Welshpool Town respectively.

Fellow new boys Penparcau will also look to build on the success of recent seasons with Dion Davies and Ben Lewis joining from Bont and Harry Turner from Talybont.

The phoenix club have also retained star striker Mattie Davies and will look to make Min-Y-Ddol a fortress upon their senior league return having climbed through the pyramid since their reformation two years ago.

Knighton Town complete the cast of new arrivals with the Robins looking to re-establish themselves following their drop from senior ranks a year ago with the club looking to top scorer Owen Holdsworth to lead the line again this season.

Churchstoke will look to bounce back from relegation with the club retaining much of last season’s squad.

Arriving at Camlad Park is striker Luis Davies from Welshpool Town and defender Kraig Gripton from Ludlow Town along with Jac Owen from Carno and Natty Marston from Craven Arms.

Abermule will run with one side this season with manager Aaron Leary stepping up from reserve side management.

Spokesman Bryan Jarman said: “The club made the decision to run with one senior side this season. We want to be up there but are putting more emphasis on enjoyment and commitment this season.

Several of last season’s reserves have been promoted and have the chance to prove themselves at a higher standard.”

Meanwhile Waterloo Rovers have also promoted several promising players from their reserve set-up with striker Jack Weaver also arriving from Abermule to boost the Welshpool side’s options.

Elsewhere Rhayader Town manager Dai Davies has swooped to bring Tony Davies and Jordan McFadden back to the Weirglodd ahead of a big season for the Red Kites.

Davies has been playing in South Wales for three years while McFadden missed last season through injury.

Davies will be assisted by Rhys Thomas and Mark Davies with Joe Wozencraft captaining the side and Jamie Evans leading the line.

Davies said: “It’s a big year for the club and the boys the majority of the lads have been together now for three years so I’m expecting them to kick on now and try and get to the next step and gain promotion.

“They have the potential to go a long way if they stick together and keep learning.”

Local rivals Newbridge have snapped up Rob Turner and Billy Wheeler from South Wales football with Alex Hicks and Elliot Williams also arriving at Penbont Field.

Manager Scott Davies said: “We want to be in a position to challenge this season. We have been praised for the way we play but need to be tougher.”

Terry Williams has taken the helm at Presteigne with the border club setting itself a three year target to seal promotion.

Williams said: “This season will be all about adopting a passing philosophy and being recognised as a team that want to play football the right way.

“The club has great facilities and we aim to have sides that reflect the facilities.”

Dolgellau Athletic will be managed by ex-Bala Town academy chief Owain Williams who has retained league player of the season David Edwards and bolstered with Gethin Evans and Jake Jones arriving from Barmouth.

Machynlleth are also under new management with Luke Vince-Holt taking over and bringing Jac Petrie, Harry Cottam, Callum Page and Tom Evans back to their hometown club from Carno along with Charlie Jellett who arrives from Montgomery.

Joe Bell and Sion Williams have headed in the opposite direction to join Carno.

Borth United face a tough campaign with the loss of Guto Huw and Gwion Pugh-Jones but have bolstered with the arrival of Adam Walter from Aberystwyth University and retention of the majority of last season’s squad.

MMP-NL Mid Wales League Two is completed by Dyffryn Banw and Aberystwyth University.

The latter has lost Adam Walters to Borth United but will be boosted by another year of fresher students.