ANOTHER influential Colwyn Bay FC squad member has decided to stay on at the club.

Defender Darren Thornton becomes the latest player to agree terms for the upcoming campaign in as many days as manager Craig Hogg and director of football Neil Coverley continue to shape their squad for a tilt at the Tier 2 North crown next season.

Thornton, who boasts plenty of experience having represented Curzon Ashton, Hyde United, Bradford Park Avenue and Nantwich Town, joins skipper Tom McCready and goalkeeper Andy Coughlin, who committed to the club earlier this week.

Hogg, said: “It’s another really positive announcement to make.

“Darren came to the Bay in early December and gave us all an instant lift. His influence in the dressing room and his stand out performances on the pitch were a massive factor in us securing league safety at the time.

“He’s enjoyed his short time here with us and has told me he is very excited about the future and the challenge of playing Welsh domestic football - it’s more good news for everyone connected to the Bay.”

The 31-year-old, who made a massive impression at the Seagulls during the second half of the campaign, described the decision to stay on as “pretty straight forward” following the signings of McCready and Coughlin.

“I’m made up to have agreed terms for next season and to be involved in the project,” he added.

“It’s been a really enjoyed time that I’ve had here and I wish for that to continue into the new season.

“With the gaffer committing his future, along with the signings of Andy and Tom this week, it’s been a pretty straight forward decision to commit for another season.

“I’m looking forward to other squad announcements, working hard in the summer and enjoying my football again next season.”