COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg has outlined his disappointment after their JD Cymru North opener against Bangor City was postponed.

The Citizens’ were suspended by the Football Association of Wales with immediate effect until their arbitration hearing on August 16, which means the Seagulls’ will have to wait t little longer before formally making their return to domestic league action following a 35-year absence.

Hogg stated the difficulty in finding a friendly fixture given that competitive action starts for the majority of clubs in Wales and England this weekend, but he is hopeful something can be sorted in the coming days.

He said: “It’s unfortunate and it compounds Sunday’s result away to Gresford in the Cup.

“We do hope to confirm a friendly this weekend, but that will be subject to approval from the FAW and confirmation of appointed match officials. We hope to have that clarified at some point this evening or later tomorrow.

“The worst case scenario for us is that we won’t have any sort of game until we host Flint Town United on August 23, as so many teams are now back in season mode, both here in Wales and in England.

“If that scenario does become a reality, then we will have go back into a ‘mini’ pre-season plan and just get on with it.”

The Bay boss also spread a thought for Holywell Town and Llandyrnog United, who have both had their fixtures suspended until a formal outcome to the matter has been confirmed.

“I can’t imagine what position our colleagues at other clubs have now been placed in and any frustrations we have are pretty insurmountable when compared to theirs I’m sure,” he added.