LLANIDLOES Town Football Club have completed the transfer coup of the summer with the capture of striker Luke Boundford.

The arrival of the 32 year old has been hailed by the club where he has strong roots.

Boundford is the son of Victoria Avenue legend Gary Pugh who starred for the club during the 1980s.

Boundford’s familial links to the club go back even further with his grandfather Dessie Pugh a staunch supporter of the club for decades and late great uncle Ron ‘Sam’ Pugh a former club president and two time winner of an FAW long service medal.

The versatile forward player’s arrival represents a coup for the JD Cymru North newcomers ahead of the new season.

Boundford has enjoyed a distinguished career since emerging at MMP-NL Mid Wales League side Newbridge.

In 2010 the Radnorshire based player joined JD Cymru Premier side Newtown.

Boundford starred for the Robins for nine years and entered club folklore after scoring in their 2-1 home leg win against Valletta of Malta in the Europa League in 2015.

In 2019 Boundford joined JD Cymru Premier rivals Aberystwyth Town where he spent last season before opting to sign for Llanidloes Town last week.

The Daffodils have also raided local rivals Caersws to bring two players to Victoria Avenue.

Goalkeeper Luke Evans is joined by versatile forward Elliot Jones who returns to Llanidloes for a second spell.