COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg has made his first two signings of the January transfer window.

The Seagulls’ suffered more losses than most to their squad as players opted for moves to the JD Cymru Premier or the English system for regular football during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they wasted no time in bolstering their ranks with the arrivals of Cai Owen and Ilan Hughes.

Owen is no stranger to the Four Crosses Arena having joined the club during the last New Year window from Rhyl before making the move to the Canaries last year.

With the JD Cymru North set to return in the not-too-distant future, Owen has opted for a move back to familiar surroundings as the Bay look to mount a promotion push.

Hogg, said: "Cai is well known to Bay fans and I'm pleased he is returning home.

"He is a very good player and one who I felt really improved us when he joined the club during the last January window.

"He is hungry and eager to develop his game further and is a coach's dream to work with.

"Cai has a big future in the game, if he continues to apply himself as he has done, and I'm certain he will do that back here at the Bay.”

Hughes is a former captain of Ruthin Town who made the move to Aber last summer.

The midfielder struggled to make an impact despite starting the campaign in impressive fashion and he looks set to fill the enormous void left by former Bay skipper Tom McCready, who joined Runcorn Linnets.

"Ilan is a forward-thinking midfield player and was excellent for Ruthin in seasons gone by,” added Hogg.

"As a result of his performances for them, he secured the move to Aberystwyth. He has been a player of interest to us for some time and he will add a great deal to us.

"I am pleased and excited to now have the opportunity to work with him."

There could be more in the way of player incomings for the Bay in the coming weeks, with Hogg stating that the likelihood of more arrivals was “likely”.