Fairford Town have signed midfielder Jack Twyman ahead of Saturday's FA Vase second qualifying round clash with Shortwood United.

The ex-Slimbridge and Gloucester City man has signed on from the Southern League Premier Division South Yate Town.



Jack Twyman during his time at Gloucester City
Jack Twyman during his time at Gloucester City

The former Severn Vale school pupil was at Slimbridge for seven years, helping them win promotion to the Southern League and establishing themselves at the higher level before joining Yate last summer and helping them win promotion via the play-offs.

Twyman made one start and three substitute appearances for Gloucester in 2008/09 after graduating from the youth team, joining the Tigers from Cheltenham Town.

Jody Bevan's Fairford, who are fourth in the Hellenic Premier League, beat Abingdon Town 5-1 in the first qualifying round of the Vase, while Shortwood thrashed Tuffley Rovers 5-0.

There is £ 725 in prize money up for grabs for the winners at Cinder Lane, a place in the first round proper on October 12.

Longlevens play Newent Town in another all-Gloucestershire tie on Saturday.

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