COLWYN Bay have bolstered their squad with the addition of Kieran Nolan.

The central midfielder becomes the latest name to commit for the upcoming JD Cymru North campaign, where they are expected to make a strong claim for promotion to the top flight in their second season back in the Welsh domestic pyramid.

Nolan began his career as part of the Bolton youth set-up, before enjoying standout spells at Runcorn Linnets, Mossley and Atherton Collieries.

Bay boss Craig Hogg, said: "I am very happy that the club have agreed terms with Kieran and he’s an addition to the group that I feel will really improve us again.

“At 23, Kieran has enjoyed much success in the non-league game over in England and has represented some big clubs at various NPL levels.

“We’ve seen him in action against us when we played in England and he impressed back then - I know first-hand how highly he is thought of within those footballing circles.

“Kieran has an excellent mix of footballing attributes. He’s comfortable in possession and can play in the right areas, but can be very combative within his role too.

“He’s a threat in both boxes and he’s a real leader, which is something that is often said of people in the game, but isn’t so commonplace with lads of his age.

“Along with the signing of Lewis Sirrell, Kieran is again joining a very strong group of players and that’s good for us all.

“I, like all Bay fans, can’t wait to see the new additions integrate and see everyone back together playing for the club.”

Nolan is no stranger to the Four Crosses Arena having played there previously, and he is relishing the opportunity to line up for the club in unfamiliar surroundings.

“I’m really happy to be joining the club and I hope to be part of a successful journey in Welsh football,” he added.

“On a personal level I think the change in football scenery is something I need and I am really looking forward to that.

“I’ve followed the Bay’s progress after the return to Welsh football last season and once Craig got in touch with me, the opportunity of playing in a new country was something that really excited me.

“I’m looking forward to working with the gaffer and the rest of the management team and meeting the squad.

“Promotion is the aim for next season if we can and it’s something I really can’t wait to get my teeth into.

“I’ve played at Colwyn Bay a few times in the past and I know how big a club I’m joining. That strong fan base is something I really can’t wait to play in front of.”