COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg could not hide his delight after he secured the services of talented youngster Cai Owen.

The Seagulls’ busy window continued with another real coup, with the talented wide man arriving at the Four Crosses Arena following a successful spell with JD Cymru North rivals Rhyl.

Owen came through the Bangor City Academy system and initially joined Rhyl on loan from Llandudno in August 2018 before making the move permanent a few short weeks later.

Hogg, said: “It is another good signing for the club and we are pleased Cai has today agreed to join us.

“Cai is 21-years-old and lives in Deniolen, near Llanberis, and joins us from Rhyl where his performances have been very good over the last two seasons.

"He has been excellent down their right flank, but is a very versatile player and can operate in a number of positions.

"Along with the other players we have brought in this week, Cai has great quality on the ball and is very composed when in possession.

"He is another North Wales lad joining us with a lot of desire and a great work ethic, which is a hugely important trait that we look for in players when joining us at Colwyn Bay."

Bay also confirmed that striker Joe Chaplin has signed for second tier side Gresford Athletic on a short-term loan deal.

The summer signing has made 20 appearances so far this term and will focus on regaining full fitness during the four-week spell at Steve Halliwell’s side.

"I feel the loan move is a beneficial arrangement for all parties,” added Hogg.

"We wish Joe well and look forward to seeing him back at the club."