Merthyr Town have given an update to supporters following recent squad departures.

in a statement from the board, The Martyrs say: “Unfortunately, Welsh League clubs came in for Ashley Evans, Ryan Prosser and Kyle Patten, which has resulted in those players leaving. The club do not like seeing players go, however, it was a player choice and we wish them the very best of luck for the future.

“You will be aware that the club sent a statement out before Christmas that the club operate on a ‘progress through stability’ mantra, which means the playing budget had to be set at an affordable level, and sadly cannot compete with the Welsh Premier League –  from which clubs have taken players from us.”

Currently 12th in the BetVictor Southern Premier South, Merthyr go on to explain: “The budget remains the same and all monies from the ‘Boost the Budget’ initiative continue to be given to (manager) Gavin (Williams) on a weekly basis, however, some of the top-ups that were being received from third parties seem to be drying up. The board will ensure that top-ups do not happen in the future, because it has caused major headaches for the board and Gavin.”

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