Nardiello released by Bangor City

Bangor City FC

Bangor City have released prolific striker Daniel Nardiello after fourteen months at Nantporth.

The ex-Swansea and QPR player joined the Nantporth club in August 2016 and went onto score thirteen goals in 28 Welsh Premier games (plus four as a substitute). He made his final appearance for City in Tuesday night’s League Cup defeat to Gap Connah’s Quay.

Nardiello, son of ex-Wales and Coventry City striker Donato, worked his way through the youth ranks at Wolves and Manchester United. He turned professional at Old Trafford in 1999, when he appeared in Champions League and League Cup games.

He went onto score over a hundred goals in 300 Football League appearances, including spells at Barnsley, Blackpool, Exeter, Hartlepool, Rotherham, Plymouth Argyle and Bury. At international level, he was given a senior cap by then-Wales manager John Toshack in a friendly against New Zealand ten years ago.

At Bangor, he scored on his debut against Cefn Druids last season, scored a hattrick against Carmarthen in March and helped City beat Newtown in the play-off semi finals in May.

Up to his departure on Thursday, manager Kevin Nicholson handed Nardiello just two league starts – and brought him on twice as a substitute – before his final appearance in the cup defeat on Deeside.