COLWYN Bay have “nothing to lose” when they host Cymru Premier side Cardiff Metropolitan University in the Welsh Cup.

The Seagulls are hoping for a big crowd for the Round Four tie on Saturday in what will be the club’s biggest game since returning to Welsh football in 2019.

The match will be broadcast live on S4C’s Sgorio - the first time the club will have featured in a live TV game.

Cardiff Met, managed by former Wales defender Christian Edwards, beat fellow Cymru Premier team Barry Town United 3-0 in the previous round.

The Students represented Wales in the Europa League qualifiers in 2019 after victory over Bala Town in the Cymru Premier play-off final, having lost in two previous finals.

"We will go into the tie as underdogs against a good Cymru Premier team,”Bay manager Craig Hogg said. “But maybe that is a tag that could work in our favour.

“We will have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We will have a right go and see if Lady Luck smiles on us.

“To have the first live broadcast here in front of what will be a well attended game is something we should all be proud of.

“It’s not just great for the players, the board and supporters but also for the town as well. It recognises a lot of the good that’s gone on to put Colwyn Bay back on the map again."

Kick off is at 12.45pm, with the clubhouse open from 11.30am. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £4 for students £13 for under-16s, and £2 for under-12s: £2.

“The support we’ve had so far this season has been great and the backing from the community has been fantastic,” Bay chairman Neil Coverley said.

“We are looking forward to what promises to be a great occasion at the 4 Crosses Arena and with a much wider audience watching us live on S4C.”