CHRIS NOONE returns after suspension and the Seagulls also have Tom Buckley and Lanre Olapade available again after injury for Saturday’s trip to fifth-bottom Brackley Town.
New signing Vinnie Mukendi will also be involved for the first time, after international clearance came through this afternoon.
Moustapha Saiel is unlikely to be involved as he awaits the results of a scan on his troublesome knee.
With six of the top eleven sides involved in games against each other, Colwyn Bay have a chance to close in on a top five play-off spot if they can extend their unbeaten away record to eight games.
The Seagulls are five points behind current fifth-placed Oxford City (who travel to North Ferriby United) with two games in hand and with other top five contenders Boston United and Guiseley facing tough games against the top two, Barrow and AFC Fylde, manager Frank Sinclair sees this as a chance to get a crucial month for his side off to a flying start.
“There are no easy games in this league, but I see our next five games as very winnable and if we can capitalise on that we should be up amongst the top five or six,” he commented.
After a dismal run of six defeats in eight games, Brackley kept five consecutive clean sheets in an unbeaten league run last month (three wins and two draws), but saw their recovery halted by a 5-0 thumping at Harrogate Town last weekend.
“Will that defeat make them vulnerable again, or will they respond like we have done this season after a bad defeat? We’ll have to see, but we won’t be taking them lightly,” said Sinclair.
“Its a crucial month for us and we need to start it off on the front foot if we can.”
Colwyn Bay (from) Ollerenshaw, Bembo-Leta, Moss, Royle, Stephens, Noone, Mendes, Anoruo, Hopley, Williams (c), Baynes, Mukendi, Sharpe, Haywood, Buckley, Olapade, Sinclair.
BOTH Adam Hodgson and Denis Pilliner will be given a game in the reserves, who play Glan Conwy on the Llandrillo College 3G pitch on Saturday (2.30pm) hopping to make it five wins out of five.