LLANDUDNO manger Iwan Williams has turned to a former Barclays Premier League star in the hope of turning around his side’s fortunes.

The club confirmed the signing of veteran forward Gary Taylor Fletcher on Wednesday, November 7, with the experienced figure set to make his bow on Friday evening when his side travel to Bala Town.

Williams, said: “We have been struggling in front of goal throughout the course of the season and given my affiliation with the club, I’m not one to allow our run of form to continue whilst standing still.

“When I spoke with Gary and met him in person to explain the situation we’re in he was more than happy to come on board and help out. He’s played at the highest level and of course knows the league well.

“To get to the Premier League he worked so hard from the lowest level upwards and that is the type of character we need higher up the pitch at this current predicament. He will be demanding of those around him and has the quality to find the net.

“We welcome Gary to Llandudno and he will go straight into the squad against Bala on Friday night.”

Taylor-Fletcher, who joins the club initially until January, has represented Blackpool at the highest level and was player-assistant under Kevin Nicholson at Bangor City last season, helping the club achieve runners-up spot before their demotion from the JD Welsh Premier League that resulted in the management team resigning from their respective positions.

He recorded six Premier League goals during his time as a professional, and he holds the distinction of scoring in each of the five divisions of the English pyramid.

“I’ve been speaking to a few clubs over the last few week, but it would have taken too long with the international clearance to come through over in England, then I got a call from Iwan asking if I’d be interested in coming in to help out the squad with my experience,” said Taylor-Fletcher.

“I didn’t have to think too long, and the deal was done pretty quickly. We definitely have what it takes to stay up with the squad that’s assembled, but for some reason things haven’t gone to plan.

“It’s a very strong squad who is underachieving and hopefully just needs a boost in confidence to turn it around. I really enjoyed my time at Bangor and playing in the league but I was shocked in how our season ended.”