RUTHIN TOWN Football Club has congratulated its club president - who avoided relegation from the Premier League on Sunday.

Neil Taylor, born in St Asaph and raised in Ruthin, was an unused substitute in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw at West Ham United.

That result, along with a 3-2 defeat for Watford at Arsenal was enough to keep the club in England's top flight for another season, after they secured promotion last summer.

Despite struggling with injury for a long period of time, the left back made 14 league appearances for Villa this season.

Taylor, 31, became Ruthin's club president in 2016, just a few weeks before he embarked on the journey of a lifetime with Wales at the European Championships.

Congratulating him on beating the drop with Aston Villa, Ruthin Town FC took to social media to say: "RTFC would like to congratulate Club President Neil Taylor and his Aston Villa team mates on surviving relegation for the English Premier League.

"Fantastic news and we are extremely proud of Neil and his achievements."

Taylor has previously played in the Premier League with Swansea City, where he made more than 100 appearances in the top flight.

He has also earned 43 caps for Wales and was a key component in Chris Coleman's side who beat all the odds to reach the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championships, before being beaten by eventual champions Portugal.

On the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, some of Taylor's Wales team mates were not so lucky.

The trio of Harry Wilson, who grew up in Corwen, Chris Mepham and David Brooks were relegated with Bournemouth. Meanwhile on the opposite end of the scale, Liverpool youngster Neco Williams, who is from Wrexham, picked up a Premier League winners medal having made six starts for the champions.