COLWYN Bay have made another notable addition to their squad with the signing of experienced defender Scott Lycett.

The Seagulls’ are proceeding as planned despite the increasing concerns regarding the 2020/21 JD Cymru North season getting underway due to the coronavirus pandemic, with manager Craig Hogg and director of football Neil Coverley becoming extremely active during the January transfer window in the event competitive action is permitted to begin.

Lycett, who began his career as a member of the Manchester City and Port Vale youth systems, arrives at the Four Crosses Arena from Runcorn Linnets and also worked his way up to the Leicester City reserve squad before his eventual release.

The 31-year-old is no stranger to the set-up having played for the club during the 2008/9 season, with Lycett also enjoying spells at Mossley, Hednesford Town, Leamington, Kidsgrove Athletic, Halesowen Town, Nantwich Town, Witton Albion and Marine during a superb non-league career.

Hogg, said: “It is another very good addition to the squad and I'm very pleased Scott is joining us.

"He will be a familiar face to some of our fans from his previous spell here and he has also played for other very big clubs in the NPL in recent years.

"He is a very good central defender and one who will bring a heck of a lot to the club and to Cymru North football.

"I look forward to introducing him to the squad and seeing him in action for the Bay again."

Hogg added that the club is preparing to be involved in three competitions when it is safe to do so and until told otherwise by the Football Association of Wales, with this strong period of recruitment sure to stand them in good stead if their season does get the green light at some stage.

"We have brought in a number of players in the January window with lads returning and new signings coming in,” he added.

"There is a really good mix of a number of ingredients within the group and genuine competition in every position.

"We are planning for the possibility of being involved in three competitions, when the season does start, and the intent from us is to do well in all of them."