CONWY Borough have received the best possible news ahead of the new season after prolific striker Corrig McGonigle agreed to remain at the club.

The Pioneer first reported that Tangerines’ were “hopeful” that their prized asset would extend his stay under new boss Matthew Jones, as the club looks to build on a top-six finish in JD Cymru North last time out.

McGonigle has resisted overtures from elsewhere to stay on at Y Morfa for another season, which represents a significant boost for the set-up.

Darren Griffiths, club director at Conwy Borough, said: “Corrig is a fantastic player and a thoroughly decent young man.

“We are thrilled to have him on board again and I am proud to act as his sponsor 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.

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.