COLWYN Bay have further bolstered their defensive ranks with the signing of experienced centre half Mike Williams.

The Seagulls announced their latest big name arrival on Friday morning, with Williams penning a deal after a spell at Bangor City during the second half of the campaign.

Williams is a former professional has enjoyed a standout career at the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Wrexham and Altrincham before injury forced him into retirement from full-time football.

He also achieved international honours with Wales U21 and U19s, before returning to the game with Llandudno to help them secure a third-place finish in their first ever JD Welsh Premier League campaign, which resulted in Europa League qualification and a landmark tie against Swedish giants IFK Goteborg.

The centre-half moved to Flint Town United last summer before making the move to the Citizens in the January window.

Manager Craig Hogg, said: “It’s more good news. Mike is a local living in Old Colwyn and is someone I know very well.

“He’s a leader, a quality defender and another good addition to the club.

“He possesses a great mix of both football league, Welsh Pyramid and European football experiences and again, those are attributes that will be very important to us.

“I’m pleased we’ve been able to agree terms and I’m really looking forward to working with him at the Bay.”

The experienced defender is no stranger to the management team following their hugely successful spell at Tudno, and he outlined his desire to “help Colwyn Bay do well” as they return to the Welsh domestic system after a 35-year stay in the English structure.

“I know the gaffer very well from my time at Llandudno and I’ve seen first hand how he conducts himself,” added Williams.

“His professionalism and his drive to succeed are traits I share and look forward to working with him again.

“Being a local lad, there’s nothing more I’d like to see than for Colwyn Bay to do well.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the lads now and getting started.”