Four commit to Barry ahead of Welsh Premier League campaign

Drew Fahiya, TJ Nagi, Jordan Cotterill, and Mike Lewis have committed themselves to Barry Town United following their promotion to the Welsh Premier League.

TJ Nagi

The experienced TJ Nagi was the first player to extend his contract ahead of Barry’s season in the Welsh Premier League, and excelled as Gavin Chesterfield’s men won the Welsh League Division One title by five points – the former Ely Rangers striker has great goal-scoring instincts and has 92 goals in 166 appearances for Barry, and the club will no doubt be delighted to have secured his services in what is set to be a gruelling season for the club in the Welsh Premier League.

Drew Fahiya

Another player who has committed himself to Barry is hometown winger Drew Fahiya. He finished the season in excellent fashion, scoring two hat-tricks against Goytre United in an 11-0 romp and Ton Pentre in Barry’s 6-0 win in their final game in the Welsh League Division One, and is another much welcomed addition ahead of next season.

Jordan Cotterill

The third player to extend his contract ahead of the 2017/2018 campaign is Jordan Cotterill. The Barry Town United playmaker is another player who enjoyed a successful season at Jenner Park, and since joining from Ely Rangers he’s registered 60 goals in 101 appearances, and was Barry’s top scorer during the 2013/2014 season – scoring 30 goals and could be pivotal to Barry Town United next season as they look towards the Welsh Premier League.

Mike Lewis

Goalkeeper Mike Lewis is the final player to commit to the club ahead of the 2017/2018 campaign. He broke the Welsh League Division One record during 2016/2017 – keeping 21 clean sheets. His excellent distribution and shot-stopping ability means he’ll be a key player in the Welsh Premier League for Chesterfield’s men.

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Barry Town United have also confirmed they will play against Mike Flynn’s Newport County on the 25th of July. It will see the 36 year-old return to the club who he formerly played for and most famously scored for in a Champions League match against FC Porto at Jenner Park in 2001.

The Exiles are fresh from completing what has deemed ‘the great escape,’ and will provide a good test for Gavin Chesterfield’s side ahead of their Welsh Premier League campaign.


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