Falmouth Town have unveiled James Swan as their second signing of the season with the young midfielder joining from Truro City Reserves.

Swan, who is just 18-years-old, follows in the footsteps of Kayden Gordon-Dunn who was the first acquisition of the summer, making the same move from Truro to Town last week.

The central midfielder found the back of the net on four occasions across 28 matches in the 2021/22 season as the the White Tigers finished fourth in the St Piran League West.

Speaking to the Packet on the signing, Falmouth Town's manager Andrew Westgarth said: "He's like Kayden (Gordon-Dunn), he's hungry and he really wants it. He will be a great addition to the squad, it is good that he knows Kayden so that'll help him fit in.

"You only have to look at the likes of Andreas (Calleja-Stayne) how well he did last year, and Alex Wharton how well he did. People forget how young players like Olly Walker and Jack Webber are, they are 20/21 so only two or three years older (than Swan). It is important to keep that trend going."

The addition of Swan further bolsters Falmouth's busy midfield. Already the Bickland Park outfit have David Broglino, Andreas Calleja-Stayne, Scott Kellow and Jack Webber who can occupy a central midfield role.

But Westgarth believes that having the competition for places is something that Town must have as they head into their first Western League season since the 1982/83 season, he said: "I think we need the competition, you have to look at the other teams in the league last year. Saltash, the players they went through, the turnover of players through injury.

"You need a squad. Last season our squad was our strength, we had subs who we could bring on and change the game. Or if we had a player missing we could bring an equally good player on to start. It is something that the guys will buy into that we will need the squad, to drive each other on and that's what will make us a successful."

Swan's versatility is another bonus point for Town with the youngster also being comfortable playing at full back which is something that 'ticked a lot of boxes' for Falmouth, who now have a crop of youngsters appearing in the squad. "I think most midfielders can (play at full back), very rarely does a midfielder only play one position." The manager began. "It is another string to his bow. He ticks a lot of boxes for us, we have a good batch of youngsters now. We've got Jasper (Turner), Jamie Ware who did really well last year, Kayden we have Charlie Edney coming through so it is looking good."

Falmouth's pre-season training begins next week, with their first pre-season match scheduled for Saturday, July 2 with an away trip to last season's Western League winners Tavistock. Kick off at 3pm.