Skipper rejects Brackley approach

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Skipper Wes Baynes

Skipper Wes Baynes

SEAGULLS skipper Wes Baynes has delivered a huge boost to manager Ash Hoskin’s plans by rejecting an approach from National League North club Brackley Town and commiting his immediate future to Colwyn Bay.
Although it would have meant more money and a move back to the higher level, the captain had no hesitation in refusing to even talk to the Northamptonshire club, where ex-Seagulls boss Frank Sinclair has been involved.
Ash Hoskin commented: “Brackley’s management team contacted us about Wes and I have always said I would not stand in any player’s way if a team from a higher league came in for them. But straight away Wes said he wasn’t interested and didn’t even want to take to them.
“He wants to stay here and that says a lot about him and the spirit and unity we are building in the dressing room.”
Wes, who says he is delighted to have been given the captaincy by the manager, said: “I am more than happy to stay. I enjoyed myself here last season and although a few clubs approached me in the summer, once I’d spoke to Ash it was always Colwyn Bay where I wanted to be.
“We’ve got a good set of lads here now who I think can get us promotion.
“That is the aim. I won this league with Chester so I know what it takes and I definitely feel we have the quality of player to mount a challenge.”
Wes has shaken off a slight Achilles strain and is set to lead the side in Tuesday’s pre-season game at Llandudno (July 28, 7.45pm).
The Seagulls, however, will be without Jordan Fagbola (hamstring) and Mike Lea (holiday).