Barry Town United are delighted to announce the signing of Jonathan Hood.
Jon previously joined the club in 2018, spending 2 seasons in Barry colours; making 55 appearances before departing for Australia in 2020. After scoring on his debut against Aberystwyth, Jon went on to score a further 15 goals during his first stint at the club, including an extraordinary free-kick in the 97th minute to earn the Town a draw at The New Saints. Indeed, as Richie Phillips put it, Jon ‘does not do tap-ins’ and the winger became renowned as a scorer of sublime goals during his time at the club in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.
Jon expressed his delight at returning to The Town and outlined his ambitions going forward, he said:
‘It’s been a long time coming, as you know I’ve played at the club before so I know there’s a great bunch of boys, supporters and coaching staff at the club and I’m looking forward to working with Gav again.’
‘The only thing we can look at right now is securing a top six finish and then taking it one game at a time. I’m excited to get back with the boys again and try to be successful.’
The latest addition to the squad is confident he will bring ‘lots of positive energy’ and ‘goals and assists’.
Jon played an integral part in our success in his first season at Barry ensuring the club reached the qualifying stages of the Europa League where Jon went on to start both games against Cliftonville. Our new signing returns to the club with a wealth of experience, having made 83 appearances in the JD Cymru Premier League thus far, and will be eager to make an instant impact, just as he did during his first period at the club.
Gavin Chesterfield commented “Jon is an infectious character who I am delighted to welcome back to the club. He was hugely successful in his first stint with us; as a result of the experiences gained I feel he returns as a more mature player who is determined to make a big impact.”