Josh Yorwerth returns to Penydarren Park
31 January 2024
Merthyr Town Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of former Ipswich Town, Crawley Town and Peterborough United player, Josh Yorwerth.
Yorwerth, 28, spent a short spell on loan at The Martyrs from Crawley Town during the 2016/17 season, before being recalled in November 2016. As a player, Josh can comfortably play at the back, and can command and control the game from midfield.
He began his career as a youth player with Cardiff City, joining the club at the age of 13. He spent time on loan with Hereford United during the club’s final months before folding due to financial problems. In 2015, he signed for Ipswich Town where he made his professional debut in the EFL Cup. Josh had a spell on loan at Crawley Town before joining them permanently in the summer of 2016, where he went on to make a total of 84 appearances, before then joining Peterborough United in 2018.
Josh has also been capped by Wales throughout the age groups, featuring for the U16s, U17s, U19s and U21s, in which he scored on his debut against Bulgaria.
More recently, Yorwerth has been with Cymru Premier side, Penybont, and made the 2022/23 Cymru Premier team of the year, as Penybont reached the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League. Josh also featured in Phase One of the Cymru Premier this season before making the move to Penydarren Park.
Speaking on securing Josh’s signature, Paul Michael said. “Josh is obviously a player known well to the club after his short spell here previously, whereby all accounts he was on another level. A lot of time has passed but the challenge for Josh is to show he is still that player or better.”
“For us, it is well known that Matty Harris and Nick Rhodes have had their fair share of niggles, and with Joe Woodiwiss and Liam Angel sometimes unavailable due to work, therefore I felt it was my job as manager to ensure that we are never caught short in that position between now and the end of the season. Josh can also play in midfield and in some games away from home where it may be more of an aerial and physical battle, I believe he has traits that will compliment the rest of the squad and challenge everyone to maintain the highest of standards of performance.”
Subject to FAW and Southern League approval, Josh will be available for this Saturday’s trip to Gosport Borough.