COLWYN BAY FC have completed the double signing of Danny Holmes and Sam Turner, as the Cymru Premier champions look to further improve the squad with a mix of youth and experience.

Danny Holmes joins the club from Connah’s Quay Nomads, where he spent the last five years and made more than 140 appearances.

The 34-year-old defender won back-to-back Cymru Premier titles during his time at Deeside Stadium.

He also won the MG Nathaniel Cup in 2020 and 2022 as well as being part of the team to reach the Irn Bru Scottish Cup final in 2019 and featuring in the club’s European campaigns.

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Having come through the ranks at Tranmere Rovers, where he would have two spells, he also played for The New Saints, Newport County, AFC Fylde, York City (where he won the FA Trophy) and Bangor City, with loan spells at Southport and Fleetwood Town.

He joins brother Tommy, Bay’s assistant manager, at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena and will combine playing with a coaching role.

Forward Sam Turner also joins the club, and is a product of Chester’s academy, having joined at the age of nine and signed a senior deal with the club in August 2021.

He was part of the Chester Under-19 side which won the National League Alliance Cup in 2021, and has also had loan spells at Lower Breck, Widnes, Runcorn Linnets, Skelmersdale United and Hanley Town.

Manager Steve Evans said he was ‘delighted’ with the two signings, with the blend of youth and experience a benefit for the team going forward.

He said: “Delighted to secure the signing of Danny. Danny will come on board as a player and also part of our coaching staff.

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“To attract a player of Danny’s quality to the Bay is tremendous - he’s one of the best defenders the Welsh Premier has seen over recent years.

“He played a vital part in Connah’s Quay’s success and the experience he brings as a player will certainly help us as a group.

“He is looking to take that next step in his career into the coaching side whilst still playing and that was something we looked at and it works well for both Danny and Colwyn Bay.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him in that capacity also as he’ll bring his ideas and experiences which again will only benefit us as a group.

“Sam joins us having recently been released from Chester.

“Sam is a wide forward who can play on either side and also in the Number 10 role.

“He has great feet, good delivery and scores his fair share of goals - I’m excited to start working with Sam.”