Mike Hayes

WINGMAKERS' frontman Mike Hayes, who spent part of last season on-loan at gap Connah's Quay, has made a permanent move to our Flintshire neighbours.

A product of the Chester and Wrexham youth systems, Hayes made a sensational debut for the Nomads in his second spell with the club last term, scoring four goals in a 6-3 away win at Bala Town.

The 25-year-old striker had previous experience with Heswall FC before first joining Quay in the summer of 2009 and Was leading scorer in the first half of season 2010/11 in the Huws Gray Alliance, attracting the attention of Bala Town who signed him in the January 2011 transfer window. 

After half a season with the Lakesiders, Hayes was signed by Airbus in June 2011 but returned to the Nomads on-loan in January scoring nine goals towards a career Welsh Premier total of 34 from 71 (+32) appearances.

"I'm delighted to get Mike back at the Deeside Stadium on a permanent deal," says Nomads' player-manager Mark McGregor.

"He will be a breath of fresh air for the team and I fully expect him to be in contention for the golden boot in the Welsh Premier League this season."