Seagulls release Mukendi

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls have released 6ft 5ins forward Vinnie Mukendi after a month’s trial ahead of Tuesday’s home game against Harrogate Town (7.45pm).
“It hasn’t really worked out for him with us and we wish him luck in the future,” said the manager.
Defender Lanre Olapade will have a late fitness test after having to pull out of last Saturday’s win against Gloucester City at the last minute with a sore thigh, but Sinclair is optimistic that top scorer Obi Anoruo will have shaken off a knock received late in the game against Gloucester.
Colwyn Bay will climb back into the top half of the Conference North table if they can claim back to back home wins for the first time in nearly 12 months against Harrogate.
So inconsistent has the clubs home form been that not since they recorded 1-0 wins against Histon and Vauxhall Motors in December 2013 have the Seagulls won two consecutive home matches.
The manager is keen to put that right with a win that would move the Seagulls back to within six points of the top five.
Harrogate are one place and two points below Colwyn Bay in the table after suffering a 3-0 home defeat to FA Cup heroes Worcester City last weekend.
The Yorkshire side have really struggled away from home this season, with only one win in eight games (one draw and six defeats) and have failed to score in their last four away league fixtures
But Sinclair is expecting a tough game.
“They are a good side with two very experienced lads up front in Jake Speight and James Walshaw, but if we can play like we did on Saturday then we will give ourselves every chance.”
Colwyn Bay (from): Sharpe, Ollerenshaw, Taylor, Moss, Stephens, Royle, Noone, Buckley, Anoruo, Hopley, Williams, Baynes, Haywood, odgson, Mendes, Olapade, Pilliner.