THE Seagulls are forced into changes for Tuesday’s home game (7.45pm kick off) against an in-form Stourbridge side who are unbeaten in their last six games.
Skipper Robbie Booth serves a one-match suspension following five bookings, and new loanee goalkeeper Louis Gray comes in for Russell Griffiths who is away with the England U20 squad in Germany.
Gray, has previously had a spell at Wrexham, and Seagulls manager Ash Hoskin commented: “Everton have been fantastic in fixing us up with Louis after Russell was called up by England, and we are very appreciative that a Premiership club like that has gone to the trouble they have to rush through the paperwork.”
Mike Lea and Glenn Matthews are both back in the squad after being left out for last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stamford, but new forward signing Alfons Fosu-Mensah is not included after a disappointing showing on his debut.
Sixth-placed Stourbridge have won five and drawn one of their last six league and cup games and in top scorer Karl Hawley they have a vastly experienced and much-travelled striker who helped Carlisle to back-to-back promotions in 2005 and 2006 and gained selection to the England C squad.
But Hoskin commented: “I’m not to bothered about what the opposition have done. We are the home side and it is up to us to go out, get amongst them and build on the improved form we have shown in recent games.”
Colwyn Bay (from): Gray, Dowling, Corbett, Dillon, Denson, Brewster, Marsden, Sharp, Hopley, Williams, Barnes, Holsgrove, Rodgers, Lea, Matthews, Love.