Thursday, July 07, 2011

Welsh Premier League: Airbus UK Broughton ready for FC United of Manchester

 Source: Chester Chronicle

 AIRBUS UK Broughton truly get their pre-season preparations under way on Saturday when they welcome Chester FC’s league rivals FC United of Manchester to the Airfield (3pm).

The Wingmakers, who beat lower-league Ruthin Town 7-0 in a low-key friendly on Tuesday, have been given a boost on the eve of the clash by the news that three key players have committed their futures to the club.

Right-back Ryan Edwards and centre-back Matty Woodward have signed one-year contracts while midfielder Danny Desormeaux has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Airbus director of football Craig Harrison has also convinced the versatile Mark Cadwallader to return to the club from Rhyl, as well as signing Cefn Druids midfielder Josh Griffiths and former Tranmere Rovers youth team striker Ross Rule, who is the younger brother of fellow new boy and former Chester City defender Glenn.

Two more new arrivals, Craig Whitfield (2) and Mike Hayes, were on target in the convincing victory over Huws Gray Alliance outfit Ruthin.

Hat-trick hero Ian Sheridan and Paul McManus shared the rest of the strikes for the Wingmakers, who will kick-off their Welsh Premier League campaign at home to Port Talbot Town on Saturday, August 13.

But first up for Harrison’s men is the visit of FC United.

Admission for Saturday’s friendly costs £6 for adults, £3 for concessions and £1 for under 16s accompanied by an adult.

Airbus will also host Luton Town, Morecambe and a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI in pre-season.