Barry Town United are delighted to confirm the signing of experienced defender Curtis McDonald, who has played in the side for a number of pre-season fixtures.
The 32-year-old moves to Jenner Park following a two and a half year spell at National League South side Chippenham Town, where he played alongside current Barry players Nat Jarvis and Jack Compton.
Cardiff born, McDonald came through the Cardiff City academy and made one appearance for the first team as a substitute on the final day of 2005-06 Championship season against Coventry City. Following his release by the Bluebirds in 2007, he became an established performer in the English non-league system, playing for sides such as Forest Green Rovers, Newport County and Brackley Town. His move to Barry will be the first time McDonald has played in the Welsh pyramid since a short spell at Carmarthen Town in 2007.
The defender was capped 12 times at youth level by Wales in the early part of his career, including appearances for the under 21s alongside our very own David Cotterill.
Commenting on the signing, Gavin Chesterfield said:
“I’m pleased to welcome Curtis to the club as he is a player I’ve admired for a long time. He brings a good level of experience and adds further leadership to the group. Whilst we’ve been working towards agreeing a deal he has shown a desire and willingness to be with us throughout pre-season and that has impressed me. He’s integrated seamlessly into the group and I’m looking forward to working with him.”