Barry set to welcome back four first-teams players for Penybont trip
Ryan Evans, Callum Sainty, Curtis Watkins and Chris Hugh are all set to return in time for Barry Town United’s second pre-season game of the season, against Penybont away on Tuesday evening.
Chesterfield will be looking to all give them minutes with the Welsh Premier League season under just a month away when travelling to Penybont on Tuesday evening.
Its set to be a big test for the Vale of Glamorgan outfit after Penybont finished second, five points behind Barry Town United at the end of the Welsh League Division One campaign.
The first player returning is full-back Chris Hugh after thriving in Chesterfield’s Welsh League Division One side last season. The former Merthyr Town player made a total of 33 appearances, including an incredible individual performance against The New Saints in the Nathaniel MG Cup final.
Another player Barry Town United will be delighted to welcome back to the first-team is defender Ryan Evans. He has a vast amount of experience at Welsh League level, having featured 150 times for Barry Town United. He is also a two-time winner of the supporters’ player of the year, and won manager’s player of the year during the 2014/2015 season, however, he was limited to game time last season through injury, and a good pre-season will surely do him the world of good.
Colossal midfielder Callum Sainty caused defensive nightmares through his height and presence inside the box, and he’ll be looking to make his mark when Barry travel to Penybont. He played a key part in Barry Town United’s promotion to the Welsh Premier League after a 13-year absence last season, making a total of 34 appearances.
The final player returning to action for pre-season is Curtis Watkins, and what a first season the former Cardiff City development captain had at Jenner Park. Through the injury of Ryan Evans he made 21 appearances, and his displays throughout the course of the season granted him the manager’s young player of the season, which he received after Barry Town United defeated Ton Pentre 6-0 on the final day of the 2016/2017 campaign.
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