Barry Town United complete signing for former Cardiff City midfielder Robbie Patten

Barry Town United have today completed the signature of former Cardiff City under-23 player Robbie Patten as they prepare for their second successive season in the JD Welsh Premier League.

The Linnets recently lost Callum Sainty to National League North Side Hereford – and brought in creative midfielder Marcus Jones yesterday from Taffs Well.

Patten becomes the second midfielder to join the club in consecutive games and will add strength to the midfield area ahead of their 2018/2019 JD Welsh Premier League campaign.

The 21-year-old also previously featured for Wales’ under-19’s side and joins from Chippenham Town, after signing for the National League South outfit in December 2017.

Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield and has praised the signing of Patten following his move from Chippenham – and is looking forward to watching how the bright young prospect gets on in the pre-season fixtures coming up.

“Robbie is player who fits our player mould and style of play, he is young and has good pedigree,” admitted Chesterfield.

“He has a good range of passing and technical ability. I am now looking forward to him joining up with the squad this weekend as we kick-off our pre-season preparation,” added the Barry boss.

Patten will link-up with the squad ahead of their pre-season fixtures, which start against Penydarren BGC on the 14th July – Chesterfield’s men will also play Ton Pentre, Swansea City XI, Cardiff Met, before ending their pre-season with a home match against Southern League Premier Central outfit, Redditch United.

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The midfielder also joins former Cardiff City teammates Curtis Watkins, Macauley Sotham-Hales and Joe Massaro at Jenner Park.

Barry Town United will also learn who they will face in Phase One of the JD Welsh Premier League tomorrow, with the fixtures being released at one o’clock in the afternoon.

(Featured Image: Will Cheshire)

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