Nomads buy Colwyn Bay skipper Wes Baynes on Deadline Day
Not to be outdone by the Premier League big boys, gap Connah’s Quay announced a couple of deadline day deals.
The Nomads have signed Wes Baynes from Northern Premier League side, Colwyn Bay paying a ‘four-figure fee’ for the Seagulls skipper.
Baynes, who was under contract with Seagulls, played 34 times for Colwyn Bay since a move from Telford last season, the sought after player had turned down an approach from Brackley Town in the summer.
In a statement the club said:
“Colwyn Bay Football Club last week were approached by GAP Connah’s Quay regarding the transfer of captain Wes Baynes. Like all players that have signed for the club, we have promised to not stand in their way if an offer was to come in for them.”
[pullquote cite=”Nomads Manager, Allan Bickerstaff” type=”right”]”Wes is an exceptional player with great potential that will add even more strenght and youth to our squad.”[/pullquote]
Baynes was given permission to speak to the Nomads and accepted an offer Monday evening, an agreement was reached on Tuesday between the two clubs.
“The transfer fee reflects how highly rated Wes is and everyone at Colwyn Bay Football Club would like to thank him for his efforts during his time with us and wish him all the best in the future.” The club statement says.
Wes Baynes said it had been a very tough decision.
“I’ve loved my time at the Bay, but feel the time is right for a new challenge, I hope Colwyn Bay fulfil their potential and climb the league again. I’d like to thank everybody involved at the club and who have supported the team during my time there – especially the board and chairman who made me feel at home as soon as I joined on loan from Telford.”
Baynes will wear the number 20 shirt at Deeside and will be available for Saturday’s home game in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League against Haverfordwest County.
The Nomads have also announced the signing of Wrexham duo, Corey Roper and Callum Terrell.
Roper and Terrell arrive at Deeside Stadium on loan deals from the Vanarama National League team until 17th January 2016.
The duo have both been part of Wrexham’s Glyndwr University scholarship programme since 2014.
Striker, Terrell, signed for Doncaster Rovers in 2012 where he played for their youth system before joining Wrexham in 2014.
Roper, can play in defence or midfield and spent two seasons with Leeds United playing in their youth team before joining Wrexham in 2014. Roper has also made three substitute appearances for the Wrexham first team.
A Nomads spokesperson said:
“We are delighted to welcome Cory and Callum to the Club – they will immediately strengthen the squad and we look forward to seeing them play in a Nomads shirt.”
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