COLWYN Bay caretaker boss Craig Hogg has issued a rallying cry to supporters after another difficult week at the club.

The former assistant has been handed the reins following the departure of Alan Morgan, who was relieved of his duties for “economic reasons” after their 1-0 loss to Runcorn Linnets on Saturday.

Hogg and new assistant boss Neil Coverley have agreed to take over on a temporary basis as the board explore options to a successor, and they begin with a tricky trip to Clitheroe on Saturday (3pm).

He said: “The focus right now both for myself and Neil is to make sure this group of players is ready for the upcoming games away to Clitheroe and Buxton which we have been asked to take care of.

“I’m confident the players will apply themselves in the right way and can put on a performance that all connected to the club can be proud of.”

“We now have to move forward quickly as a dressing room, until a permanent managerial decision has been made.

“I’ll be looking for continuation of the many good things I feel we have shown in recent games, but we have to improve on certain aspects of our play too.

“It’s now my responsibility after being asked to take caretaker charge, to make sure this happens during the interim period.”

Hogg is hoping to have a full-strength squad available at his disposal for the first time this season, with negotiations continuing with several potential new faces in the hopes of improving the Seagulls’ fortunes.

“A process of negotiations with several players of interest had already started under Alan and that process will continue,” he added.

“I would ask the fans to continue to back the players as you always have. They will give you everything and our dressing room will earn the right to play and we will earn the right to put points on the board.”