COLWYN Bay have made a significant addition to their squad with the signing of Lewis Sirrell.

The talented defender arrives at the Four Crosses Arena from nearby JD Cymru North rivals Llandudno after beginning his career as a trainee at Middlesborough.

Sirrell, who can operate in either defence or midfield, signed for Swedish club Ostersunds FK following a loan period at Gateshead prior to his release. This took its toll on the player, who relocated to North Wales and has enjoyed a new lease of life.

This is the second time Sirrell has been part of the Seagulls’ set-up, with the player having turned out for the reserves under Chris Thompson in 2014/15.

The player also enjoyed spells at Llandudno Junction and Denbigh Town before his move to Tudno, where he became one of their standout performers during a difficult campaign.

Manager Craig Hogg, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Lewis to the football club.

"Lewis is a left footed centre back who can also operate in midfield and he was one of the stand out performers for Llandudno last season and became an interest to us.

“He has had a really good football education during his time at Middlesbrough, Gateshead and in Sweden.

"He made it clear that he was very eager to join the Bay upon the conclusion of the season and, after speaking to him, he is clearly excited by what we want to do here. We are delighted he has agreed terms to join us.

“He is a strong player with some excellent qualities and joins a very strong group of players.

“There is a real desire from everyone at the club to now build on last season, kick on and win trophies - and Lewis certainly holds that same view."

Sirrell has already set his sights on a second-tier title challenge during his first season with the club, adding: “It is a big club heading in the right direction and I am looking forward to working with the players and management team.”