Bangor City captain Sam Barnes moves to Welsh Premier League side Newtown

Bangor City captain Sam Barnes departed the North Wales club and has moved to Welsh Premier League side Newtown.

The 26-year-old only joined the club back in June from English non-league side Colwyn Bay having been signed by former manager Craig Harrison, who is now at the Connah’s Quay Nomads.

The Citizens skipper missed the JD Welsh Cup Round Four Gwynedd Derby defeat to Caernarfon Town at Nantporth yesterday.

Barnes tweeted to the Bangor City supporters: “I just want to say a huge thank you to the Bangor City staff, fans and volunteers there this season.

“We’ve been through ups and downs along the way but everyone pulled together and catching Airbus is in sight.

An opportunity presented itself in the Welsh Premier League and it’s something I couldn’t turn down at this moment in time.

Having already played in Wales with Colwyn Bay and Bangor, he has previous playing experience with Hednesford, Marine, Northwich Victoria and Stockport.

Barnes is the second signing of the January transfer window. Earlier in the month, George Hughes joined on-loan from Football League side Shrewsbury Town until the end of the season.

He could be in line to make his Robins debut this week as Newtown begin Phase Two at their Latham Park home against third-placed Connah’s Quay Nomads, coming up against former manager Craig Harrison, who is a first-team coach with the Deeside club.

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