WREXHAM AFC have paid tribute to former player Morgan Gwyn Morgans who has sadly died at the age of 91.

According to the club, Morgans, better known as Gwyn, appeared 33 times for Wrexham AFC at half-back between 1956-1958, scoring twice.

In a statement, the club said that the player, born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, began his footballing career at a relatively late age.

They said: “He would start his career playing for Blaenau Ffestiniog’s reserve team, where after turning up to watch a match, he soon volunteered to play a part when the team were a man short

“Despite being brought up in North Wales, his first big move came as he joined Northampton Town in 1954 as an amateur.”

Morgans had appeared for Wales in 1955, in their amateur international match against Scotland at Bangor, and after spending two years with the cobblers, he would then make the move back to North Wales.

The club said: “He joined Wrexham in July 1956, a year after manager Cliff Lloyd wanted Morgans to go on trial with the club.

“The half-back would make his Football League debut at the age of 24 for the Red Dragons, playing in four FA Cup matches, before moving on to Southport in July 1958.

“His career would then take him back to where it all started at Blaenau Ffestiniog, before stints at New Brighton, Colwyn Bay and a final spell at Blaenau Ffestiniog before retirement.

“Following his retirement, Morgans would settle in Llandudno, moving back to North Wales after commuting from Ormskirk during the latter stages of his playing career.

“The thoughts of all at Wrexham AFC are with Gwyn's family and friends at this time.”