COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg has been extremely busy over the last week on the transfer front to boost his squad for the upcoming season.

The Seagulls’ are looking to mount a promotion push if competitive action is permitted to begin in the coming weeks, and their task has been aided with no fewer than four new signings in recent days.

This includes some members of last season’s squad who left the club in favour of a move to England and football in the current climate, with former skipper Tom McCready making a return following a brief spell at Runcorn Linnets.

The gifted midfielder is widely regarded as one of the best players operating outside of the JD Cymru Premier and Hogg was clearly thrilled to get their talisman back into the fold.

He said: “Tom has been a great servant for this club and everyone here knows the type of person and football player he is.

"To now have him back after his short spell playing in England is great news and we are all delighted.

"I would like to thank manager Calum McIntyre and all at Runcorn Linnets for their professionalism on many subject matters in recent months.

"Our clubs have developed a really strong relationship and this has been a big positive to come out of this awful pandemic.”

Another to re-join the Bay from Linnets is talented full-back Alex Downes, with George Mannion also agreeing to sign after spending some time away from the set-up.

Rounding off the latest batch of Bay signings is James Short, who has signed a short-term deal from Runcorn to further boost’s Hogg’s options when the powers that be deem it safe enough for football to resume.

“James is an excellent defender who is certain to add a great deal to the strong squad we have and I look forward to welcoming him to the club,” added the boss.

"We hope to be in a strong position to offer James and the rest of our lads the opportunity to play football soon.

"We are planning for our 15-game league campaign, until we are formally told otherwise, and currently the hope is that will be able to start at some point in February."