CAERNARFON Town welcomed of the region’s greatest ever footballers for their JD Welsh Premier League contest with Llanelli Town on Saturday.

Wyn Davies, who is regarded as the town’s most celebrated footballer of the modern era, has been confirmed as the special guest at The Oval and a special presentation marking his return to the club was also arranged by officials prior to the contest.

Manager Sean Eardley described Davies’ visit as “a huge honour”, and the legendary figure received a special welcome from the Welsh Guards and Arfon Assembly member Sian Gwenllian, together with a commemorative plaque from club captain Nathan Craig.

Davies represented a host of prestigious clubs during his glittering career in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and is one of the few to represent both Manchester United and Manchester City.

He also turned out for Newcastle United, where he earned the nickname ‘Mighty Wyn’ from the Toon Army, and also boasts Bolton Wanderers among his former sides.

The striker made almost 600 professional appearances, scoring 150 goals. Davies also enjoyed international success and was capped 37 times by Wales, scoring six times.

After being signed by manager Arthur Lynn in 1958, Davies made his Canaries’ debut on June 26 of the same year and, after an impressive start to the 1959/60, Wrexham won the race between a number of high-profile clubs to sign him.

There was also be a special ceremony and presentation in honour of Davies at his birthplace in Ffordd Maes Barcer on the same day.