Hot on the heels of the arrival of Toby Holmes and Gethyn Hill, the club are delighted to make it a hat trick of new additions after securing the signature of former Merthyr midfielder Lee Lucas.

The 27 year old joined Swansea City at the age of 8 and signed a pro contract in 2010. He was loaned out to Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town during his time with the Swans but found progress frustratingly hampered by injury and was released by them in 2016. He then moved north of the border to spend a season with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell before joining Merthyr at the start of the 2018-19 season. He has also represented Wales at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 level.

Lucas commented:” I’m delighted to sign for Taunton, and I can’t wait to get started. I’ll give 100% and work as hard as I can to help the club push on and be as successful as possible.”

Head of Football Rob Dray added:” The footballing CV of Lee speaks for itself. Having had experience in the Football League and the Scottish Premier League as well as captaining his country at youth level just shows how good he is. His quality on the ball is second to nobody in this league and we are extremely fortunate to get Lee’s signature.”

Welcome to the club Lee!