THE Seagulls have signed central midfielder Bradley Bauress from Championship club Blackburn Rovers and he could make his debut in Saturday’s home game against Matlock Town (3pm).
The 19-year-old was captain of Blackburn’s Under-21 side last season and scored the winning goal against Aston Villa which took Rovers into the quarter-finals of the Under 21 Premier League Cup, but was not been offered a new contract.
Seagulls boss Kevin Lynch said: “He is in need of some games, but I see him as a good signing for us.”
The manager, however, is disappointed to have lost winger Cory Williams who has agreed to join Welsh Premier League strugglers Rhyl after they put in seven days for him.
“I am very disappointed, but he has decided to go and that is his decision,” added the manager.
The Seagulls have also lost loanee striker Danny Reynolds who is likely to be out for three to six weeks with ankle ligament damage suffered in Monday’s League Cup game at Hyde. He has returned to Wrexham for treatment.
“Danny was just starting to settle in and make progress so it is a big blow,” added the manager.
Club captain Carl Rodgers will have a late check on a calf injury which ruled him out the Hyde game, but Shaun Tuck looks set to make his home debut after doing well when he came on as a first half substitute for Reynolds at Hyde.
Matlock, who are five places above Colwyn Bay, have lost their last four games in a row, and are one of the teams Colwyn Bay have to be looking to overhaul if they are to climb clear of the relegation places.
“We have to start dragging teams immediately above us closer to us so this is a big game, but the lads have trained well and are chomping at the bit after Monday’s success at Hyde,” said the manager.
“It was a important to get a win (albeit on penalties) under our belts, and now we have to kick on with a busy period over Christmas and New Year coming up.”
THE Reserves are in action tonight (Friday Dec 18) at Llandudno FC (8pm kick off) where they play Llandyrnog United as they start the defence of the League Cup that they won last season by beating Denbigh Town in the final at Rhyl.