Date: Tue 13 Aug 2019

By David Simpson

Martyr off to the Big City

Former Academy player delighted

Merthyr Town Football Club is delighted to announce that former Academy Player Jay Williams has signed for Fulham FC.

Jay was part of the clubs U15s side just 2 years ago before moving to the Exiles. The 16-year-old is also 1st team manager Gavin Williams’ son who his hoping that Jay can follow him in his footsteps of playing professional football at its highest level.

Speaking on signing for the London club, He said: “I’m over the moon to sign for such a big club like Fulham and I can’t wait to get started." He told fulhamfc.com. "My trial went really well and now I’m getting to know the boys it’s all going nicely.

"Playing in the Under-23s whilst on trial is a challenging and good environment, but I’m enjoying it. "The boys have had a great start against Spurs and they’re all really good players, hopefully, I can add a bit extra.

"Newport is a great club. They’ve done a lot for me over the last three years. My goal here is to progress into the Under-23s and work towards my pro contract.”

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