COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg is urging his side to play the game and not the occasion as they prepare for their final English league fixture this weekend.

The Seagulls will take the field for the final time this term against Leek Town at the Four Crosses Construction Arena on Saturday (3pm), with the club moving back to the Welsh domestic system this summer after a shareholders’ vote earlier this season.

A large crowd of home and away supporters is expected at the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West clash, with the club already guaranteed an 11th placed finish from what has been a hugely eventful campaign on and off the field.

Hogg, said: “The day itself will be a historic one and I’m told that a very large crowd is expected.

“A number of Seagull fans along with former players will be there and I’m also told that many Leek fans plan to travel over to North Wales on the day too.

“For us as a dressing room it will be a question of putting the day and the occasion to one side and playing the game - one that I think could have a real cup final type feel to it.

“Leek will be looking to win to cement their place in the play offs and for us, it’s our last ever game in the English system.”

The rookie boss, who took over from Alan Morgan earlier this term and has been responsible for a massive change of culture within the set-up alongside assistant Neil Coverley, is aiming to give their loyal fan base a day to celebrate on what promises to be an emotional occasion for all involved.

“We really want to get the best result we can as a way of paying homage to our fans, former managers and players, volunteers and board members who have supported or been involved with our club during the last 35 years,” added Hogg.

“This club will never forget or ever take for granted our history and we are going to give everything we can on Saturday to finish this chapter of our story in the best possible way.”