Bay bid to extend unbeaten run

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COLWYN BAY boss Frank Sinclair believes he now has the strongest squad he has ever had as the Seagulls look to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games at home to fifth-placed Oxford City on Saturday (3pm).
The addition of loan signings Wes Baynes from Telford and Anthony Stephens from Wrexham in the last nine days has meant that striker Aaron Rey has had to be released to balance the books, but the manager is excited about the group he has available.
“Wes has looked really sharp in training this week and can’t wait to get started,” said Sinclair.
“Paulo Mendes has also now been given the all clear after his fractured foot and he gives us another big attacking option down the left.
“I’m sorry that means we have had to let Aaron go, but I am trying to fix him up with another club and we wish him well.”
The Seagulls will move to within two points of Oxford with a game in hand if they win and maintain an unbeaten record against the Oxford club, over whom they can boast three wins and a draw in four meetings in the two season since City gained promotion.
They come to the Bay on the back two successive away defeats – 4-0 at Guiseley in the league and a shock 2-1 FA Cup exit to Southern League side Shortwood United last weekend.
But they have won four of their six away league games so far and have more away points than any other side in the division.
Their main threat up front is former Leicester and Lincoln striker Adi Yussuf (six goals), although nine other players have weighed in with goals this season and they have recently added experienced front man Marlon Jackson, signed from FC Halifax last week, to their squad.
“They are a side that like to break on you quickly with pace up front so we will have to be aware of that defend well, ” warns Sinclair. “But I believe this is the best group of players I have had here since I’ve been manager and we are looking to extend our unbeaten run as long as possible.”
The Seagulls are without Louis Moss, who is away on international duty with Barbados, and Chris Noone is again unavailable due to a personal matter.
Colwyn Bay: Ollerenshaw, Sharpe, Olapade, Stephens, Anjos, Bembo-Leta, Royle, Baynes, Anoruo, Hopley, Williams, Buckley, Haywood, Mendes, Saiel, Hodgson, PIlliner.