TNS Sign Former Premier League Midfielder Routledge

The New Saints of Oswestry Town are delighted to announce the signing of former Barclays Premier League midfielder Jon Routledge.

The former Wigan Athletic man has signed a two year deal with the Dafabet Welsh Premier League Champions after leaving Ladbrokes Championship outfit Dumbarton.

Born in Liverpool, the 26 year old featured in the Barclays Premier League for Wigan against Portsmouth back in 2009 having begun his football career at Liverpool’s famous Academy.

In 2010, he joined Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical on loan, before signing a permanent deal with The Accies, after impressing at New Douglas Park.

A short spell at Stockport County followed before a move back to Hamilton six months later where he once again linked up with current Norwich City manager Alex Neil.

In July 2015, Routledge signed a one-year contract with Scottish Championship side Dumbarton and went onto make 38 appearances for The Sons.

The deep lying midfielder has become the second signing in a matter of days after Tom Matthews transferred from Queens Park Rangers at the start of the week.

With The Saints dominating domestic football, the WPL Champions are keen to make sure they continue pushing forward domestically as well as the world’s greatest club competition, the UEFA Champions League.

TNS are determined to increase the quality of the squad to improve the chances of progressing further in Europe and reaching the ultimate goal, the group stages of a European competition.

TNS will enter the Champions League in the first qualifying round with the draw set to take place in Geneva on Monday the 20th of June.