COLWYN BAY manager Gary Finley has challenged his side to produce a headline-making performance with a double over leaders Buxton today.
“I was delighted with our 2-0 win over Chorley to get us off to a winning start last week but now comes a really big test,” said the new boss.
“Buxton aren’t top of the table for nothing and if we can come away with something from there then it could be the springboard for a strong promotion push.
“There’s still a long way to go and if we manage to string some decent results together then we can keep our foot firmly in the door.
“We beat Buxton 2-0 at home just three weeks ago before I took over so naturally they’ll be looking to make us pay for that.”
Finley is planning to field an unchanged line-up today. With new signings Mark Quayle and John Lawless to bolster his squad along with returning keeper Matt Parry, Finley has good reason for optimism.
Lawless, the experienced former TNS and Aberystwyth Town midfield ace signed from Vauxhall Motors, signalled his arrival with the opening goal against Chorley and linked up well with ex-Chester and Scarborough striker Quayle.
Keeper Parry, back with the Seagulls after a spell with Llangefni Town, kept a clean sheet at the back.
“All the new lads did well and once they’ve got a few more matches together under their belt they’ll contribute even more,” Finley said.
“I’ve been in touch with one or two other players about a possible move here and I’m awaiting developments on that front.
Finley was delighted with the welcome he received from the Bay supporters.
“It was a great lift to everyone,” he added.