Barry’s Macauley Southam-Hales attracting interest from professional clubs

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Barry Town United’s Macauley Southam-Hales is attracting interest from professional sides following his impressive performances this season.

The 22-year-old who began his career as a central midfielder before turning into a right-back has played in all of Barry’s Premier League fixtures this season, with the Dragons currently second in the Welsh Premier League.

Southam-Hales, who was previously on the books of English Premier League side Cardiff City before joining Barry last summer.  He was previously the U18s captain at Cardiff City.

Barry manager Gavin Chesterfield spoke Dai Sport this week, confirming the interest from Football League sides.

“I know he’s attracting a little bit of interest at the moment, not from within out league but from the professional game.

“I can see why as well because of his spend and endurance, his fitness, his quality and his technical ability.

“It’s interesting because he’s had a great schooling; he was at Cardiff City from the age of six, left there from the age of 20, 21 and now he’s into his second season with us and you can see that he’s really benefited from playing 50, 60 games at a senior level, week in week out.”

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Southam-Hales could join an ever-growing list of players to move from the Welsh Premier League to the Football League. This summer Connell Rawlinson moved from The New Saints to Port Vale.

The former Bluebirds youngster scored against Newtown on the weekend and could feature in their next match against Division One promotion hopefuls Penybont.

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Barry will be able to call upon Chris Hugh and Momodou Touray again. Hugh missed last week’s fixture with Newtown due to representing Wales in Futsal, whilst Touray was suspended.

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