CONWY Borough remain “hopeful” that prolific striker Corrig McGonigle will remain at the club next season.

The striker has been a revelation since arriving at the club three years ago, spearheading their promotion back to JD Cymru North and playing a leading role in the Tangerines’ re-establishing themselves as a force within the division.

This has come with a considerable amount of interest from other clubs regarding McGonigle, who is widely regarded as one of the brightest young finishers anywhere outside of the top-flight.

The Pioneer understands that Borough remain confident that they will have the services of their prized asset next season as new boss Matthew Jones looks to take the club forward following an impressive sixth-placed finish on a points-per-game basis.

McGonigle won the JD Cymru North’s golden boot last season after netting 24 times for the club, and the forward has firmly dispelled the myth that he was only a prominent score at third-tier level.

After coming through the ranks at the Bangor City Academy, McGonigle rose to prominence at senior level with Glantraeth before getting an opportunity at Caernarfon Town.

Things might have come a bit too soon for the player at The Oval, but a move to the Tanergines under Gareth Thomas gave him a new lease of life.

His first campaign with the club resulted in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title, the Cookson Cup and national success in the FAW Trophy.

Jones has been busy forming a competitive squad in the hope McGonigle commits next season. He has brought in strong players such as Tommy Creamer, Rory Crowther, Gerwyn Jones and Meilir Williams into the fold during a busy summer of transfer activity so far.