COLWYN BAY boss Craig Hogg was delighted to have centre half Kristian Platt and midfielder Gwion Owen return after long term injuries.

Both started in last Saturday’s JD Welsh Cup Round Four win over Cardiff Met, with Platt playing the full game while ex-Ruthin Town player Owen was substituted after an hour.

Platt, signed from Airbus UK in the summer had not played since July because of a knee injury while Owen, who moved from Aberystwyth Town, suffered a knee injury against Porthmadog in pre-season.

“It was Kristian’s first appearance for us since the Holywell game in the Nathaniel MG Cup,” Hoggy said.

“I thought he made a massive difference for us.

“Gwion Owen’s come in to the team and that was his first actual competitive start for Colwyn Bay since he signed for us.

“It was a risk starting Gwion but we felt his experience might be better suited.

“We threw them in and I’m delighted for both to see them back on the pitch and thought they really contributed.

“We’ll have to assess them for the Guilsfield game next week, which will be another massive and difficult game.”

Defender Jordan Carrington, who has also been sidelined after suffering a collarbone injury at Holywell in July, was an unused substitute on Saturday.

Midfielder Tom Creamer has been told he will not need surgery after suffering a serious ankle injury in the defeat to Llandudno recently.