Dyfan Jones started his career as one of The Red Dragons’ deadly strikers, with four goals in the first two games of the season.
Sadly for him, a drop in form and a horrific ankle injury kept him out of the Wrexham side for a short while.
A brief stint in goal, where he played superbly, producing countless top class saves – gave manager Matthew Thomas perhaps one of his first real managerial headaches… The following game Dyfan was dropped following the arrival of international ‘keeper Nathan Williams.
Manager Thomas needed to shoe-horn Jones back into the starting line up, and whilst unsure where to play the talented Jones, Dyfan was brought on at half time against Whitegate FC, partnering the fans very own ‘Beast’ in Dan Sear after a search on wikipedia showed Dyfan actually spent 3 successful seasons at Centre Back for Coedpoeth United.
It was a managerial masterstroke, as Wrexham Fans FC went the next 12 games with Dyfan at the back undefeated.
Dyfan, who is perhaps one of the more experienced players in the side at the ripe old age of 25, acts as a father figure to many of the younger members of the squad. He spreads confidence through the side, orchestrates his fellow defenders well, and reads attacks before they materialise. He has recently taken over the captains arm band, after commanding the rest of the side through games and training. Dyfan is a keen trainer, and loves to dish out punishment to anyone who does not warm up properly.
There was doubt whether the Wrexham side could hold onto their Mr Versatile, as rumours circulating around the county suggested of a move toPeterborough following Nat Knight-Percivals to London Road. Matthew Thomas had believed to agree a sale price of £23.27 and a Mars Bar thrown in for Jones’ services. But Dyfan’s reluctance to leave his farmyard home ‘up in the sticks’ was the sticking point for ex Wrexham Darren Ferguson pulling of yet another non-league gem.