COLWYN Bay will be without the services of top scorer Mitch Bryant next season after he went back on his decision to stay at the club.

The striker will be part of the new set-up at Bury alongside Kieran Nolan, who is another who originally committed to the Seagulls’ for the upcoming JD Cymru North campaign.

Losing Bryant is a significant blow, but there are plenty of other attacking options for manager Craig Hogg to call upon during their expected title challenge. Here are five who need to step up and fill the void left by the departed forward next season.

Julian Williams:

Williams made a bright start to life at the Bay last season before moving to Australia during the second half of the campaign. The former Porthmadog forward came up with some valuable goals and strong performances, and there is plenty of cause for encouragement regarding his chances to make another strong impression next time around.

Toby Jones:

Experience forward Toby Jones came on strongly following the New Year period for the Seagulls, which should ensure that the former Wales C international goes into the new season high on confidence.

Jones is a tremendous asset to have in the final third, he boasts top-flight experience and can provide additional firepower in Bryant’s absence.

Callum Parry:

Callum Parry was signed during the January transfer window after a prolific spell at Llanrwst United. He is a dynamic finisher who is fearless in and around the box, and big things could be in the player’s future with a prominent pre-season under his belt to further familiarise himself with teammates.

There is plenty of competition for places in the Bay ranks, but Parry is an exciting prospect who could end up becoming an important member of the squad.

Damian Ketley:

Another massive plus for the Seagulls’ is the return to fitness of Damian Ketley. The physical striker’s campaign last time out was cut short with a knee injury, but his subsequent rehabilitation is believed to have gone well.

Ketley offers something different in terms of hold-up play, and he also has a real nous of coming up with goals in big moments.

Joe Chaplin:

Joe Chaplin’s initial period at the Four Crosses Arena was a frustrating one as niggling injuries prevented him from getting a consistent run in the side. A loan spell with Gresford Athletic proved highly beneficial, and there is real hope that the striker can make a bigger impact next season.

He is no stranger to success at this level having been part of the Airbus Broughton side than won the Huws Gray Alliance title, and this experience is something that might benefit the Seagulls’ at the business end of the campaign.