COLWYN Bay skipper Tom McCready described his decision to stay on at the club as “a no brainer”.

The Seagulls’ were given a considerable boost ahead of their return to the Welsh domestic system by agreeing an extension with the midfielder, who has emerged as an indispensable member of the set-up since he joined on a permanent deal from AFC Fylde.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a new lease of life at the Four Crosses Construction Arena after nearly quitting the game

He said: "I was almost 100 per cent ready to pack in, but I'm glad I didn't because I really started enjoying my football again.

“I enjoyed the responsibility of being captain and helping the younger players in the team.

"It was a no brainer when Hoggy (Craig Hogg) and Covs (Neil Coverley) asked me to stay because I don't want to play for anyone else.

"They have shown great trust in me and given me great support and I want to repay that by helping in any way I can, with the new project and moving the club forward."

McCready showcased his talents throughout Bay’s final season as a member of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West, finishing as the club’s top scorer and winning Players’ Player of the Season.

He played in all but three of the 41 league and cup fixtures, scoring his first ever hat-trick against Newcastle Town, and he celebrated his 50th game for the club earlier this month.

A former Everton FC Academy product, McCready has also represented Altrincham, Chester and Morecambe as well as having a spell in America on a scholarship with Limestone College.