CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley has pulled off a masterstroke with the signing of Noah Edwards.

The talented midfielder has made an enormous impression since arriving at the club from Connah’s Quay Nomads, and he played a starring role in the Canaries’ 2-0 win over Cardiff Met last weekend to continue their excellent start to life in the JD Welsh Premier League.

Edwards has always been regarded as one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the region, and he has the quality to win any game on his own when he is at the very top of his game.

We saw this on countless occasions during his hugely successful spell at Prestatyn Town under Neil Gibson, something which caught the eye of Wales C selectors for their semi-professional international with England earlier this year.

He comes from a thriving footballing family that also consists of Kai, Zebb and Zyacc, who are all plying their trade in the top two tiers of the Welsh pyramid, and he has become an instant fan favourite with the passionate Cofi Army thanks to his tireless commitment to the cause and his desire to get forward at every opportunity.

Edwards was never really going to be suited to the most physical style implemented by Andy Morrison at The Nomads, and he has found the right home at The Oval as Eardley is renowned for trying to play football the right way despite being in the role for a little over a year.

This gives the playmaker the perfect opportunity to express himself and show everybody what he is truly capable of, and his presence has already given a tight-knit group of players a huge lift as they continue to prove their doubters wrong and look at a top six place rather than a relegation fight that was predicted by some at the start of the campaign.

The midfielder is still young enough to keep improving and bigger things could be well in his future further down the line, and Edwards seems to have completely bought in to Eardley’s philosophy that has brought him immediate managerial success which has been another huge catalyst behind his influence from the outset.

Edwards has incredible vision and always seems to be able to be in the right place at the right time, and his decision making in crucial situations is another standout feature of his recent performances in the famous yellow and green shirt.

If Edwards continues to thrive in his current environment then it is going to benefit himself and the team considerably, with both harbouring big ambitions in terms of their overall fortunes in the weeks and months ahead.

Eardley has given him the right platform to shine on the national stage, and it is something that Edwards is taking significant advantage of.