CAERNARFON Town have picked up a gem in the form of talented young playmaker Sion Bradley.

The Canaries snapped up the impressive player after Bradley enjoyed a standout spell at Huws Gray Alliance side Porthmadog, where he quickly emerged as one of the second tiers brightest stars thanks to a series of consistent displays under Craig Papirnyk.

It has taken him some time to settle at The Oval, which is to be expected given the step up in quality to the JD Welsh Premier League and his unfamiliar surroundings, but boss Sean Eardley has seen his patience rewarded in the last few weeks which can give both him and the club’s loyal fanbase plenty of hope for the future in terms of what he can contribute to their ambitions.

His performances over the festive fixture list in particular, have caught the eye, and his fearless nature with the ball at his feet has given opposing defences a great deal of difficulty.

Bradley possesses a vision and ability to a spot a pass that are quite rare within the domestic game, and the advances he is making with the timing of his runs into the box and his finishing have only added to his arsenal as the campaign has progressed.

He deserves enormous credit for this as do the Cofis’ coaching staff, who should be commended for giving a young star from the region the opportunity to express himself at the highest level and it is a gamble that is paying off considerably.

It has been a memorable season for everyone associated with the club so far as they stand on the brink of a top six WPL berth at the split, which is a testament to how well a relatively inexperienced squad has adjusted to this standard and the togetherness and resolute nature they have displayed on a weekly basis.

Bradley is undoubtedly yet another success story of the strong recruitment from Eardley and assistant Richard Davies, who have done a wonderful job of finding the right type of players that completely buy into their way of thinking and how they want the club to both play and move going forward.

The future is clearly bright for Caernarfon Town, and for Bradley, the sky is the limit if he continues to progress and develop his game under the current management staff and a talented group of players.