Citizens announce capture of Colwyn Bay’s Sam Barnes as Craig Harrison makes his third signing

Bangor City have unveiled Colwyn Bay captain Sam Barnes as their latest signing of the summer transfer window. The defender is new manager Craig Harrison’s third addition to the squad since taking over at the end of last month.

The 26-year-old began his career with Stockport County, playing two games for club in League One.

He joins Les Davies and Tom Field in linking up with the Nantporth side in this summer’s transfer window.

Speaking to bangorcityfc.co.uk on the move, manager Craig Harrison said: “I’m really pleased to get Sam on board and looking forward to working with him. He is a good leader and an excellent character.

He has been captain of Colwyn Bay for the last 2 years and numerous other clubs that he has been at. He is a strong Central Defender and has good experience and is just coming into the prime of his career at 26 years of age”.

Along with Stockport, Barnes has also featured for: Northwich Victoria, Marine and Hednesford.

Commenting on his arrival in North Wales, the Englishman said: “I am looking forward to playing for the biggest club in Wales under the most successful manager in Welsh football and looking to get the club back where it belongs.”

The Liverpudlian has played in the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division and Division One North for the Seagulls, who he joined in July of 2015.

He will get his first taste of Cymru Alliance football in the 2018/19 season, as the Citizens look to secure an immediate return to the JD Welsh Premier League; following their demotion from Wales’ top flight division.

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