FORMER Caernarfon Town skipper Nathan Craig has made a shock move to Flint Town United.

The long-time Canaries’ star announced he was leaving the club last week in pursuit of a new challenge, and he will now look to establish the Silkmen as a force to be reckoned with during their first season in the JD Cymru Premier.

Craig is the latest high-profile name to join Niall McGuinness’ men since their promotion to the top-flight was confirmed despite finishing 16 points behind runaway JD Cymru North champions Prestatyn Town.

The versatile player boasts a wealth of experience and spearheaded the Cofis’ Huws Gray Alliance title triumph to secure their elusive promotion in 2017/18.

This was followed by two consecutive top-six finishes in their first campaign at the top of the Welsh pyramid, and Craig will be hoping United can do the same after agreeing to join a formidable-looking squad at Cae y Castell.

Former Prestatyn midfielder Rob Hughes was another eye-catching signing earlier this summer, and defender Ben Nash also recently joined the ranks following an impressive two-season spell at wound-up Rhyl FC.

The former Everton trainee is a dead-ball specialist who can operate in either defence or midfield, and he made his Town debut in 2021 before returning on a permanent basis following a stint in the professional ranks in 2014.

Craig also played a leading role in the development of youngsters across the region in his role as community football officer.