COLWYN Bay confirmed their first signing of the transfer window with the acquisition of Sam Downey from Llandudno.

The midfielder brings a wealth of experience to the Four Crosses Arena in the Welsh and English systems, in addition to spending the early stages of his career in Sweden and Iceland for Gallivere Malmbergets and Leiknir Reykjavik.

The 25-year-old has played at Conference North level in England for the likes of North Ferriby United and Corby Town before making the move to Wales to sign for Rhyl.

This was followed by a stint at Denbigh Town before following manager Matthew Jones to Maesdu Park this summer, but he has now opted to join their nearby rivals and strengthen an area of need for the Seagulls.

Manager Craig Hogg, said: "We are very pleased to bring Sam to the football club.

"Sam is originally from Lincoln, but now lives in Dwygyfylchi and is a player who has impressed us a great deal with his performances for Llandudno this season.

"I would like to thank the officials at Llandudno FC for making this transfer as smooth as it has been.

"Sam is a player with a real desire and hunger to kick on with his football and he will bring a combative and energetic presence tom our central midfield, along with some really good quality on the ball.

"He is someone who we feel will be a very strong addition to the group of players we have and we all look forward to working with him and seeing him in action for the Bay."

The new signing will be available for Bay’s weekend clash against Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, and more signings are set to be announced in the coming days.