BALA TOWN FC forward Louis Robles says he's "absolutely loved" his season to date with the club.

Having arrived at Maes Tegid from Spanish side San Roque de Lepe last summer, the striker has hit sixteen goals in 29 appearances in all competitions so far for Bala.

Like many players in the Cymru Premier, Robles began his football career at a Premier League Academy, with current table-toppers Liverpool.

Whilst there, he played alongside current British top-flight stars Harry Wilson (Bournemouth) and Ryan Kent (Rangers, Scotland).

Since leaving Liverpool, Robles' career has seen him gain Football League experience and play overseas in Spain.

Speaking to Bala Town's media team this week, the forward said: “The highest level I played at was in the Championship with Wigan and they were definitely the best players I have played with and against.

“The time I spent in Spain was brilliant for me because it was something completely new and I learnt so much playing out there, the style of football and character of players are the polar opposite to over here.

“Playing in the Cymru Premier however has been great and I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s difficult to compare levels as different teams I’ve played in have had different qualities and weaknesses."

Robles also spoke of how Bala team-mate Nathan Burke persuaded him to make the move to The Lakesiders last summer.

He added: "I was good friends with Nathan before I came to Bala and when I was speaking to him in pre-season and he mentioned the club needed another attacking option therefore would speak to the management and thankfully they were willing to bring me in.

“In terms of the season so far, I’ve absolutely loved it. I was very sceptical at first going to a part time team but in all honesty this is one of, if not the probably the fittest team I’ve played for. The way the coaching staff has us playing allows us forward players to be on the ball a lot and in good areas and with the energy we have in the team when we don’t have the ball it’s not very long usually until we have it back.

“In terms of personal achievements I was over the moon to be awarded November player of the month and also chip in with goals and assists, but more importantly, collectively some of the results and performances we’ve had this season have been brilliant.

"We just need to make sure we achieve as a group now and finish in a European place as a minimum.”

With European football the target for all teams in the Cymru Premier, Robles responded confidently that this break will give the squad more of a hunger to get the job done once matches restart.

He said: “I don’t think one player in our squad will ever have dropped that desire to achieve European football at any point throughout the year because that’s not in our DNA as a squad, but what I do think this break will do is miss what we take for granted such as: training, matches, being with the lads etc”

“Achieving European football for me would mean a great deal, the target set from day one since I joined the club is that we need to get back into Europe and we are doing everything we can as a playing and coaching staff to achieve this, therefore it would mean so much.”