Date: 28th May 2014 at 9:12pm
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New manager Rob Edwards has made striker Eliot Richards his first purchase ahead of his first season in charge at Prenton Park.

The 22 year old has agreed a two and a half year deal at the club.

Richards, a former Welsh U21 international, began his career at Bristol Rovers, making his debut at 18 years of age, and he ended last season out on loan with Exeter City, scoring five goals in 11 starts and 6 substitute appearances.

Obviously Edwards knows him well from last season and will be confident he has the talent and the ability in front of goal to hopefully help us to promotion at the first time of asking in 2014-15.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer said of him.

‘I’m delighted to have signed Eliot for the club. He’s a very dangerous player who always looks like he can score goals with either foot. He’s played and scored goals in Leagues 1 and 2 and is quick and bright, and a forward thinking player.’

Edwards goes on to say that he’s far from the finished product, but he believes he and the coaching staff can really develop him further now over the coming years and he’s confident that in the future he will be playing at a much higher level, hopefully having helped us to higher levels as well.

In departing news, Ash Taylor has declined the offer we put on the table for him and now moved to Aberdeen as a free agent.

In his time with us, he made more than 200 appearances for the club.