Gethin Jones relishing Port Talbot's Welsh Premier League opener
GETHIN Jones is relishing the prospect of making his Port Talbot Town debut in their Welsh Premier League opener against The New Saints on Saturday (3.45pm).
The match has been selected for live television coverage and will mark Jones's first game in the domestic top flight since playing for home town club Carmarthen Town back in the 1999-2000 campaign. He then turned professional following a £50,000 move to Cardiff City before switching to Bath City.
Jones is looking forward to returning to the league against last season's champions and believes it will give Scott Young's squad an early opportunity to test themselves.
"It's been a long time since I have played in the Welsh Premier but obviously the first game is going to be tough at TNS," he said.
"They're full-time and they're the team to beat, but it'll be a good test for us and we'll see where we are at."
The Steelmen follow up Saturday's match with their first home game of the season, against Connah's Quay on Bank Holiday Monday (2.30pm).
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