Ade Akinbiyi Joins The Bay

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Former Leicester City, Stoke City and Burnley striker Ade Akinbiyi has joined Colwyn Bay as a player-coach. The 38-year-old former Nigeria international will work with the club’s strikers and will play when required.

“It is quite a coup for a club like Colwyn Bay to get him,” manager Frank Sinclair told Tim Channon. “I expect him to be a real handful for defences at our level and he will be a huge help to our other forwards both on and off the field.”

Sinclair has also arranged for former Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda to play in a friendly. The 34-year-old ex-France defender wants to return to professional football after being released by Doncaster Rovers over a year ago.

He played a friendly for Northern Premier League Division One South side Market Drayton against Notts County on Wednesday.

“He’s a friend of mine and he will play for us against Chelsea to get some fitness while he searches for a new club – similar to what Wayne Thomas did against Wrexham on Tuesday,” said Sinclair.