COLWYN Bay skipper Tom McCready’s move to the club made him fall in love with football again.

The talented midfielder has been a revelation since arriving at the Four Crosses Arena initially on loan from AFC Fylde, which proved to be a pivotal turning point for the player and the Seagulls.

McCready played a significant part in Craig Hogg’s side making a smooth transition back into the Welsh domestic system after a three-decade stay in the English leagues, where they ended their debut campaign in JD Cymru North in fourth spot.

Speaking to World Football Index, McCready said: “My time at Colwyn Bay FC has been really enjoyable, to be honest.

“It has been the first time in six years that I have actually enjoyed playing football which has been really good.

“I first signed for when I was looking at other career opportunities and it was a case of being able to play part-time while I was exploring other avenues so for me it has been brilliant and I have received great support from the club and it is so important after a long week’s work to have something to look forward to at the weekend.”

The player highlighted the community spirit as a primary highlight of his time at the club, with crowds surging last season thanks to their involvement domestically and with so many derbies on the calendar.

They are set to challenge Prestatyn Town and others for the title and promotion to the JD Cymru Premier when competitive action finally gets back underway, although they have yet to receive clearance or any indication as to when friendly fixtures and the campaign will be permitted to resume due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In terms of highlights of which there has been many but personally for me Colwyn Bay FC is the first club where I have begun to be involved in the community side of things as well and that for me is a real positive in getting to know the fans, board members at a deeper level and being able to help out at charity events that the club has put on among other things,” added McCready.

“I have been able to forge some long term relationships with the club which has been brilliant.”