TAUNTON Town have confirmed the signing of left-sided defender Jay Foulston.

The 19-year-old came through Newport County's academy and made his debut for them when aged only 16.

He has spent loan spells at Merthyr Town and National League South side Chippenham Town, before departing Newport at the end of last season.

The Peacocks have fielded him as a trialist in their pre-season campaign, and he has now been secured ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Another trialist, former Weston-super-Mare player Jake Mawford, has played on the right of defence in Taunton's friendlies, but it remains to be seen whether he will agree terms.