COLWYN Bay manager Gary Finley has moved quickly to sign goalkeeper Zac Hibbert in a loan deal with Burscough in time for an emergency debut at Brigg Town today.
Finley swooped on learning that first choice keeper Matt Parry is unable to make the trip due to pressing work commitments.
“It could be a one-off with Zac but we’ll monitor the situation and see what happens,” said Finley.
Not that Hibbert will be the only new boy in the Bay defence today.
Also set for his first appearance is recent signing Paul Williams, also from Burscough. Versatile Williams will take over from regular John Boardman who is ruled out due to a one-match suspension while the Seagulls other new recruit, left-sided player Anthony Lally from Stalybridge Celtic, is also added to the squad and is expected to figure in the match at some stage.
Finley is confident his unbeaten run since taking charge can be extended at mid-table Brigg but is taking nothing for granted.
“I watched Brigg last Monday night when they lost 3-1 to Bradford Park Avenue,” he said.
“They are a big, strong physical side and we will need to watch out for them at set pieces in particular.”
Delighted with last week’s impressive 3-1 victory at Clitheroe to move them into fifth place, Finley knows the Bay must remain focused.
“We started very slowly but once we scored three excellent quick goals the game was ours,” he said.
“It was a really good win well deserved and we need to keep this going.”