COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg has been impressed with what he has seen from his squad during their initial return to training.

The Seagulls’ are gearing up for their second campaign back in the Welsh domestic system next time around, but it remains to be seen when this will be confirmed by the Football Association of Wales in the current climate.

Teams were permitted to congregate for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced the curtailment of the previous campaign recently, and although things have been far different, Hogg is clearly pleased with the way his side has responded to the challenge.

He said: “We’ve got through a couple of sessions and I’m really pleased with what I’ve seen. The players have settled back into a training model very well and it’s been good to see.

“It’s been a little different working to the new protocols and session guidelines we have, but players and staff have responded to that very well.

“Everyone’s worked really hard and it’s just been great to see the ball moving again.”

The JD Cymru North outfit are looking to mount a promotion challenge next season, but Hogg admitted they are “still in flux” regarding a formal plan as to when things will get underway.

This is something that is impacting teams up and down the country, and the Bay boss wants clarification sooner rather than later.

“Our friends over the border have been given that info at various levels of the non-league game, but we are very much in the dark about when the new season is likely to start for us,” added Hogg.

“We hope to have some light shone on that sooner rather than later. Like many other teams in Wales, we’ve also been approached by a number of teams in England looking for friendly games during the course of this and next month.

“But we’ve had to put them on ice as we honestly don’t know if cross border games will or can happen, as we’ve had no guidance on that. So, for now, we are training as we’ve been instructed to, on a regular basis and we will go from there.

“We have agreements in principle for friendly games with Tier 1 and Tier 3 teams here in Wales, but we just don’t know when they will be played.”