Swansea City loan Wales U21 keeper to Aberystwyth Town
Aberystwyth Town have signed goalkeeper Lewis Webb on loan from EFL Championship side Swansea City.
The 20-year-old will ply his trade in the Cymru Premier for six months, likely taking it through to the end of phase one.
The Blacks and Greens were looking for a new goalkeeper after the departures of Alex Pennock and Gregor Zabret.
Webb, who was at Cardiff City and Newport County before a move to Merthyr Town, is a two-time Welsh Under-21 international.
He already has experience in top-flight football having played for Shelbourne of the League of Ireland.
Commenting on his move to Park Avenue, he said“I’m really excited to meet the boys, staff and fans at Park Avenue and start the season. I want to make the most of the playing time opportunity and continue my development.
“The season is just around the corner so I can’t wait to get going and help Aberystwyth get off to a good start under Taff!”
As well as recently becoming Wales U21’s first-choice goalkeeper, he also made six starts at Under-18 level before moving to Paul Bodin’s side.
Aber had signed Leigh Jenkins from Cymru North Penrhyncoch side but he will now face Webb in the battle for first-choice keeper.
It has been revealed that first-team manager Anthony Williams has sought the advice of his former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Damien Duff on Webb.
Williams said after his latest addition: “Lewis is an outstanding goalkeeper who has trained with the first team for over two years now, which is a testament to his quality and the high regard in which he is held at Swansea. City.
“I spoke with Damien Duff – a teammate of mine at Blackburn for many years – who had nothing but praise for him following his time at Shelbourne last season.
“I understand firsthand that there are different journeys goalkeepers take in their careers – hopefully we can be an influential step in Lewis’ journey to reach his full potential.”