Ex-Tranmere forward joins Seagulls

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls have completed the first of two new forward signings manager Alan Morgan expects to be able to add to his squad for Saturday’s away game at Colne (weather permitting) and to increase his attacking options.

Sam Ilesanmi

Former Tranmere Rovers forward Samuel Ilesanmi began this season with Llandudno in the Welsh Premier.

Originally from Nigeria, the 20-year-old  came through the youth team at Tranmere Rovers and scored the winning goal on his first team debut in a 1-0 against Maidstone in the National League last season.
  He had a month on loan at Warrington Town, where he also scored in a 2-0 win over Skelmersdale United, before being released by Tranmere in the summer and joining Alan Morgan when he was manager at Llandudno and scoring against Colwyn Bay in a pre-season friendly in July which Llandudno won 2-0.
  He recently left Llandudno my mutual consent.
  Morgan said: “I’ve known Sam for a while and he has got good pace and power and can be a handful. He has to realise, however, that coming out of full time football there are good players at this level and he’s going to have to work hard.”
  The club extends a warm welcome to Sam who has been cleared to play on Saturday, if selected, against a Colne side who suffered a nightmare second half in a 6-0 home defeat to Clitheroe on Boxing Day.
 A new loan signing for the Bay is to be announced later, with Nathan Brown due to return to Chester on Sunday at the end of his month’s loan.