COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg has already set his sights on a JD Cymru North title challenge next season.

The Seagulls’ ended a hugely promising first campaign back within the Welsh pyramid in fourth spot after the Football Association of Wales curtailed their remaining fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What was even more significant for the club was the incredible response a move back into the game domestic game brought from the region. Attendances soared at the Four Crosses Arena during the season and this has resulted in a much more community feel around all areas of the set-up.

Hogg is proud of what he saw from his side during their transition after a three-decade stint in England and thanked their loyal fanbase for a tremendous start to their objectives.

He said: “Looking back at our return season home to Wales, I can only take what we’ve experienced as a massive positive.

“For a new group of players to work and perform the way they have and buy into what we are working towards as a club, it does make you feel proud to manage the Bay.

“The fans, volunteers, sponsors and board members have really driven the club. It is a peoples club and all have played such an important role, together this season.

“The most pleasing thing I think I’ve seen is the many new and older faces at the 4 Crosses Arena, which has been massive for us as a dressing room. That tells its own story of how people have adapted to life back in Wales and how many have re-engaged with the club - the supporters club set up last summer must take so much credit for that.”

Hogg was also keen to stress that the hard work is only just beginning as they look to reach their goal of top-flight football in the near future. The highly respected boss said their “honeymoon is now over” but was confident his squad could push on in the pursuit of a championship and promotion next time around.

“We want to be a Cymru Premier team one day and next season we will be looking to finish higher and go as close as we can to lifting the title. That’s not a given and nor should it be,” added Hogg.

“The hard work has only just started for us and there’s much more to come.”