COLWYN Bay FC manager Steve Evans has made his first signings of the close season, with winger Dylan Allshorn joining from Holywell Town and defender Alex Downes returning from Runcorn Linnets.

Allshorn was recently named the JD Cymru North young player of the season after an impressive season for Holywell Town, scoring five goals in 26 appearances.

“I’m really excited to agree terms with Dylan,” Evans told the Colwyn Bay FC website.

“He’s got a lot of good attributes and has the potential to kick on again.

“He’s young with a willingness to learn and want to develop as a player and person and I believe he’s chosen the right club to help him achieve his potential.”


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Downes made 48 appearances and scored four goals during his first spell with the Bay having joined initially on loan from Chester FC in October 2018, before making the move permanent.

“Seagulls fans will remember him as a full back who has great energy and quality, although he’s spent the majority of last season playing centre back, so he gives us plenty of options and healthy competition across our defensive line,” Evans added.

“As I’ve mentioned before, the aim is to build a squad capable of winning the title whilst creating the right environment for all of us to grow as players, staff, fans but most importantly as people.

“I want us to challenge each other in a healthy way to make us stronger as a squad, club. I believe Alex certainly adds to that.”

Cymru Premier sides Caernarfon Town and Connah’s Quay Nomads will be among Bay’s pre-season opponents.

The Seagulls will kick off the season away to Rhyl 1879 on Saturday, July 9 and visit Vauxhall Motors on July 12, before travelling to Cymru Premier play-off winners Caernarfon Town on July 16.

Home games will be against Connah’s Quay Nomads (July 19) and Denbigh Town (July 23).

Registered supporters will be entitled to free entry to the home games.