New signings helps squad take shape

Tim ChannonGeneral

New signings Chris Noone and Obi Anoruo

New signings Chris Noone and Obi Anoruo

COLWYN BAY have competed the signings of former Wrexham striker Obi Anoruo and midfielder Chris Noone from Vauxhall Motors as manager Frank Sinclair continues to build a new look squad.
Obi progressed through Wrexham’s youth team under Dean Saunders and scored 17 goals for Vauxhall Motors during a loan spell in the 2010/11 season before being signed by Barrow, who then put him out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic last season where he scored eight goals.
The 22-year-old Liverpool-based forward commented: “It was difficult last season playing in a struggling side that was fighting relegation and I am really looking forward to getting started with Colwyn Bay.”
Frank Sinclair commented: “Obi was in the youth set up when I was at Wrexham and he is the type of forward I have been looking for to link up with Rob Hopley. He is quick, likes to get behind defences and has a good eye for goal and I can see him feeding off Hoppo and doing well for us.”
Chris Noone, 29, has been a consistent performer in midfielder for several seasons at Vauxhall after scoring on his debut against Gainsborough Trinity and being named the Manager’s Player of the season after the 2008/9 campaign.
Frank commented: “I tried to sign him last season and am delighted he has now agreed to join us. He’ll bring power and physicality to our midfield and although he can play in a number of positions, I see him as a perfect replacement for Jamie Crowther (who has joined Barrow on a two year contract) in the centre midfield.
Frank has also completed the signing of goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw, who has returned to the club after signing for Fleetwood Town last season and then going out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic.
He has also signed 18-year-old defender Lanre Olapade from Fleetwood as replacement for Danny Taylor (now with Chester).
Frank believes Olapade, who is raiding full back and excellent crosser, has great potential. He was with Fleetwood’s youth team last season but was released when his contract ran out in May.
Denis Pilliner and number two goalkeeper Josh Clark have joined Marc Williams from last season’s Seagulls squad in signing on again for the new campaign and the manager is hoping to announce more signings in the next week.
“There has been a bit of negativity around over the players who have left, but getting new faces in with players eager to do well, may not be a bad thing and I am excited about the squad we are putting together and believe we can do well,” commented the manager.”