Sanna returns in new arrivals

Tim ChannonClub News, First Team

Chris Sanna is back with the Seagulls

Chris Sanna is back with the Seagulls

THE Seagulls have re-signed stalwart goalkeeper Chris Sanna and have also brought in 18-year-old striker Jordan Bove on emergency loan from Oldham Athletic.
Their clearance and registration may not come through in time for them to play at Stockport on Boxing Day, but manager Frank Sinclair is delighted to have pulled off a couple of important signings with some crucial games coming up.
The 27-year-old Sanna made over 200 appearances for the club before leaving last summer, but is coming back after spells at Witton Albion and more recently Cefyn Druids.
That will allow Liam Sharpe to return to Wrexham when his loan spell ends on January 4.
The manager commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Chris back to the club to compete for the number one shirt. Talking to the player he seems excited to be coming back to what everyone in the club feels is his home.
“Also Bove is a young striker who is highly rated with a bright future and a reputation as a natural finisher. He is hard-working, has pace and an eye for goal and hopefully he can find the net for us because our finishing has not been good enough this season and has cost us points.”
The 18-year-old Bove has already had first team action at Oldham and scored in their win over Bradford City earlier this season. He comes initially for 28 days, with a possible option to extend to the end of the season if things go well.
More good news for Sinclair is that x-rays this week have shown that skipper Marc Williams has not re-fractured his foot as was feared and he could possibly be fit in seven to 14 days with rest and treatment.
Fellow forward Rob Hopley is touch and go for the Boxing Day game with a knee injury and although loanee Anthony Stephens returns in defence after a one-match suspension, this will be his final game for the Seagulls as he is returning to parent club Wrexham to try and break into the first team there.
Colwyn Bay lost 2-1 at Stockport in the FA Trophy last month, but after a poor first half, they played well in the second half and were unlucky in the end not to force a replay.
“Hopefully we can take confidence from that,” said Sinclair, who is looking for a response after last weekend’s 4-1 home defeat to Solihull Moors.
“In the past we have always responded immediately after a poor performance and it is important we do that again with four huge games in 10 days,” he added.