SEAGULLS boss Paul Moore is delighted to report he has agreed terms with two new signings in young striker Rhys Bowers, who hit 43 goals in 21 starts for Warrington Town Reserves last season, and midfielder Mark Keddie of Runcorn Town.
Keddie has been with Runcorn (now managed by ex-Conwy Borough boss Chris Herbert) for four seasons after previously being with Trafford and Warrington Town and the manager describes him as a “quality midfielder who should be playing at a higher level than he has been.
“He will add to what will be a very strong midfield for the Seagulls,” he added.
The 19-year-old Bowers was with Manchester City for six years as a boy and had two seasons at Chester before signing for Warrington.
He started two games for the first team but unluckily broke his foot in the second and after regaining full fitness again, and despite the number of goals he was scoring for the reserves in the Cheshire League, couldn’t break back into an in form senior side that scored 121 goals during a championship winning season – led by main striker Ciaran Kilheeley with 38. Four other senior goalscorers also finished the season in double figures, making competition for places very tough.
“Warrington tended to bring strikers in from outside rather than promote from the reserves, so it was tough trying to break through after breaking my foot,” says Rhys, who is looking forward to being given a chance at the Bay.