Colwyn Bay boss Kevin Lynch has bolstered his squad by signing two former Liverpool players in Adam Morgan and Nathan Quirk

The 21-year-old Morgan has a particularly strong background and played in three games during Liverpool’s Europa League campaign in 2012/13 under Brendan Rodgers.

He came on for Fabio Borini against Hearts in a 1-0 away win and was then in the starting line-up for the return leg when he was unlucky to have a goal disallowed.

He also played 61 minutes in a group match against Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Adam, who came through the Anfield Academy, went on Liverpool’s pre-season tour to USA at the start of that season and scored in a win against Toronto, with an assist from Raheem Stirling, and also started in the match against Tottenham Hotspur.

On the international front he has won 17 caps for the England Under-17s side and played in the 2011 UEFA U17 World Cup in Mexico where he scored against Canada and also netted in a penalty shoot-out win over Argentina before England lost to Germany in the quarter-finals.

He has also won five caps for the England U19s, alongside Liverpool club mate Stirling.

Liverpool sent him out on loan to Rotherham, where he later signed, and since then he has had spells with Yeovil Town, St Johnstone in the Scottish Premier, making his debut against Celtic, and Accrington Stanley.

The manager commented: “It is quite a coup to get him and it shows the calibre of player we are trying to bring to the club. I know him from when he came on a loan spell to Chesterfield and hopefully he can help us and we can help him kick start his pro career again.”

Midfielder Quirk, also 21, has been noted for his range of passing and was with Liverpool for nine years, joining the Academy as a nine-year-old and progressing through to the Under-18s before being released in 2013.

He had trials with Norwich City and Rochdale before going to America to join the University of Akron soccer programme.


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