Former Hednesford ace signs for Bay

Tim ChannonClub News, First Team

Sam Barnes

Sam Barnes

THE Seagulls have completed another new signing today in 23-year-old Sam Barnes who helped Hednesford Town gain promotion to the Conference North in 2012/13.
A former Liverpool schoolboys player, who also played for Stockport County’s Under-18s side, he had trials with Manchester United along with his brother Louis in 2010, and has since had spells with Northich Victoria, and Marine before signing for Hednesford in the summer 2012 and helping them to promotion from the Evostik Premier the following year.
He was with Witton Albion last season and has been keen to come to Colwyn Bay where he knows a number of the players.
Head of recruitment Phil Staley said: “He is big lad who can play central defence or centre midfield and has a bit of experience behind him.”
Manager Ash Hoskins travelled to Manchester to complete the signing and commented: “Myself, Phil and Hoppy are delighted with the way the squad is taking shape and by the start of the season we should have a very strong squad of 16 with cover in all – so there will be no square begs in round holes as happened last season.
“We have possibly one more signing to make and the rest of the squad will be made up once we have a look at a few players who we have invited toi pre-season training.”
Louis Mosss, who is still recovering from an achillese tendon injury, will also report for training to have his fitness assessed, but Jay Ellison is planning to move to Australia in September and won’t be part of the next season’s squad.