Date: Sun 21 May 2023

By Steve Whitney

Now Harris Commits to Martyrs

Paul Michael, manager of Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South club Merthyr Town, has announced that another of last season’s squad have agreed to sign for 2023/24.

Midfielder Matthew Harris has become the latest to agree terms with the Martyrs.

Harris has recently reached 375 appearances for the club, making his debut back in 2006 for Merthyr Tydfil, while still playing a key role for the Martyrs` youth team in their Welsh Cup win in 2006/07.

After playing for the Martyrs Welsh Cup winning youth team, he progressed into the first team.

Injuries restricted his appearances, but he returned refreshed following a brief spell at Britton Ferry in 2017/18 season and totalled over 300 appearances before leaving for Penybont in 2019.

The now 29-year-old re-joined Merthyr in June 2021 from Cymru Premier side Penybont.

His other former clubs include Afan Lido and Neath.

Michael told his club’s website: “Mattie brings us experience, quality and versatility on the pitch, as well as showing leadership, humility and class off it. I am delighted he is remaining in his player role, first and foremost, as well as continuing with a coaching role also for next season.

“Last summer his season preparation was disrupted by marathon training, alongside having a little while out due to a calf injury towards the back end of the season. So I believe a full, dedicated summer to football pre-season will benefit him and allow him to play a key role in our continued progress”.

Merthyr Town Web Site

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