Bangor City sign former Swansea City and Cyprus U21 striker James Demetriou

Bangor City have further added to their front line by signing former Nottingham Forest and Swansea City striker James Demetriou. 

The Citizens released former Wales international Daniel Nardiello yesterday and have moved quickly to void the gap left by Nardiello.

The 22 year-old played for second-tier Australian side Sydney Olympic before making the move to England where he made a number of appearances for Cyprus’ U21s side during his time at Nottingham Forest.

Demetriou was part of the young Swans team that also featured last season’s Welsh Premier League, Player of the Year winner Henry Jones who has since made the move to National League side AFC Fylde, where he has made a big impact.

During their time together with the Premier League side, they claimed the Under-21 Premier League title back in 2015. During their time together with the Premier League side, they claimed the Under-21 Premier League title back in 2015.

The Australian-born striker has had experience in both the English non-league setup after a season-long loan with Wealdstone, as well as moving to Cypriot First Division side Karmiotissa.

They have since been relegated from the Cypriot top flight but the forward has had experience in the Cyprus top division after playing there last season.

Speaking to BangorCityFC.co.uk, manager Kevin Nicholson spoke of his delight in capturing the forward as the arrival gives him options to ponder from when choosing his starting-eleven.

“We are very pleased with the signing of James and we look forward to working with him. He is a young player with good pedigree and will add to our options in the striking department. He has represented clubs including Nottingham Forest and Swansea City as well as being capped by Cyprus at Under-21 level. He arrives at the club with a hunger to score goals and make an impact in the JD Welsh Premier League.”

The striker who stands at six-feet tall will take up the number nine shirt number which was formerly Nardiello’s before his departure and will add another dimension to the Citizens attack.

The forward could be in line to make his debut tomorrow afternoon as Bangor City travel to Maes Tegid to face Bala Town.

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