Three more signings for Stamford trip

Tim ChannonFirst Team

Everton keeper Connor Hunt is back at the club for a second loan spell

Everton keeper Connor Hunt is back at the club for a second loan spell

THE Seagulls have three more new signings in their squad for a massive game at fellow bottom three side  Stamford on Saturday.

  As well as loanee striker Jack Kelleher, who joined from league Two Morecambe earlier in the week, and Wrexham keeper Kieran Wolland, the Seagulls have now also signed  former Bolton Wanderers U21 captain Liam Gibson and Frenchman Yoann Tsamas, as well as taking Everton keeper Connor Hunt back on loan.
 Full-back Gibson, 20, has had spells with Macclesfield Town and AFC Fylde since leaving Bolton, while Tsamas, an attacking wide player, joined Wrexham’s Glyndwr academy last summer and scored two goals for a Wrexham Xl in a pre-season victory at Llandudno.
  Hunt, who joined Everton from Blackpool, returns after having a short spell with the Bay in the pre-season games when Chris Sanna was on holiday.
  With skipper Carl Rodgers having recovered from a knee injury, the manager has a full strength squad apart from
injured keeper Shaun Pearson who could possibly be out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage.
 “We are waiting to send Shaun for a scan  to see the full extent of the injury once the swelling goes down, but it doesn’t look good,” reported the manager.
  Stamford, who now play at their new Zeeco Stadium, are one point and one place ahead of Colwyn Bay having played a game more, but have turned their season around since Graham Drury was appointed manager in November.
 Having lost eight of their previous nine league and cup games, The Daniels have lost only two of their last eight under Drury and are unbeaten in their last four.
  Such has been his influence that Drury has already signed a new contract that will keep him at the Lincolnshire club until the end of next season.
  Stamford have the worst defensive record in the league (73 goals conceded in 28 games), but nobody outside the top nine have scored more goals (46), with their top scorer being Greg Smith, who has returned to the club from Grantham Town after previous spells with Spalding and Kings Lynn.
  They have, however, won only one of their 14 home league games, with five draws and eight defeats, and the Bay boss said: “Both sides will see this as a ‘must win’ game with things so tight at the bottom.”
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THE Reserves play Llanrug United on Saturday at Llandrillo College (12.15 kick off).
Colwyn Bay lead the table on goal difference from Trearddur Bay, but have two games in hand, while Llanberis are three points behind in third place.