Following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, Haverfordwest County AFC can confirm the departure of four members of the first team playing staff.
Upon the expiration of their contracts, Wojciech Gajda, Alex Worley, Mason Jones-Thomas and Alhagi Touray Sisay will be leaving the Bluebirds to head for pastures new.
Gajda, who hails from Kolbuszowa in Poland, joined the club in the summer of 2020 from Polish side Stal Mielec, and played a total of 25 matches in between the sticks for the Bluebirds. Formerly of the New York Red Bulls academy and Scottish side Hearts, the 23-year-old found game time hard to come by this season – appearing just six times in the league – though he started in all six of our cup matches in 2021-22.
Young defender Worley arrived in Pembrokeshire in the most recent January window, having had a spell in the academy setup at Walsall. The 18-year-old played three times for the first team in the Cymru Premier, making his debut off the bench in the 2-0 win away at Cefn Druids in the final game of Phase One. He also played three times for the under-19 team in the Cymru Premier Development League South.
The 21-year-old linked up with the Bluebirds last summer from Pen-y-Bont, and is a product of the Swansea City academy, where he spent three years between 2017 and 2020. The winger was a regular fixture for County throughout Phase One, making 14 appearances before agreeing a loan move to JD Cymru South outfit Trefelin in January. Jones-Thomas found the net once during his time with the club, a fantastic solo effort in the 2-1 defeat to Caernarfon Town at the Ogi Bridge Meadow inn November.
Alhagi Touray Sisay
Finally, we confirm the departure of popular striker Alhagi Touray Sisay. The Spaniard arrived in Wales last summer after leaving Grimsby Town, and ended the season as the club’s top scorer with 11 goals to his name in the Cymru Premier, as well as netting a further three times in the cup competitions. The imposing forward – who has also played for the likes of Ramsgate, Aberystwyth Town and Cleethorpes – went on to become a fan favourite with his committed displays, coupled with the numerous vital goals he scored throughout the season, earning the 22-year-old cult status among Bluebirds fans.
We would like to put on record our thanks to all six players for their service to the club, and we wish them well with whatever lies ahead in their footballing journeys.
The club are in negotiations with current players over contract extensions for next season, and we are actively looking to recruit players to strengthen the first team squad.