Fee agreed for winger Danny Andrews

Tim ChannonFirst Team

COLWYN BAY have invested a four figure transfer fee to bring Witton Albion’s high-scoring winger Danny Andrews to Llanelian Road.

The 29-year-old was on Liverpool’s books as a youngster and after a spell at Cammel Laird where he was Player of the Year in 2009/10, he joined Witton Albion in 2011 and was named their player of the year in 2013/14.

He has made over 250 appearances for the Cheshire club, scoring over 80 goals – including 24 in 52 appearances last season.

He was half-way through a two year contract, but was concerned that the club has been switched to Division One South next season and the extra travelling that will involve.

Seagulls boss Paul Moore commented: “I’m really excited to have completed the  business with Witton and first and foremost would like to thank our board of directors for their backing to enable me to bring a quality player to the club.

“I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Witton manager Carl Macauley and chairman Mark Harris for their co-operation in helping to complete the deal.

“I’ve watched Danny mature greatly as a player over the last couple of seasons at Witton. His goalscoring record speaks for itself and he is a talent that many teams in our league and higher would love to have.

“He is a very down to earth lad with attributes that will enhance our team and help us chase the success we are aiming for.

“I believe his signing, along with those of players like Chris Gaghan,  Gary Burnett, Tom Schofield and Tom Hardwick is a real statement of intent to turn the club’s fortunes around.”

The manager also reports he has now agreed terms with goalkeeper Shaun Pearson and defender Shaun Dowling to stay at the club.

Danny Andrews (centre) with Seagulls chairman Dave Titchiner and manager Paul Moore and other new signings from Witton, Tom Schofield (left) and Gaz Burnett (right)

Danny Andrews (centre) with Seagulls chairman Dave Titchiner and manager Paul Moore and other new signings from Witton, Tom Schofield (left) and Gaz Burnett (right)