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Ex-Bluebird flies into Barry

2 months ago By Ashley Cox

Town recruit former CCFC DVP stand-out

“(Macauley) has a good pedigree and his profile fits what we look for in a player” Gavin Chesterfield

Three matches into the club’s JD Welsh Premier League campaign, Barry's Gavin Chesterfield has clawed open the transfer window to secure an exciting, last-minute signing.

Cardiff-born Macauley Southam is a versatile midfield player and a product of the Cardiff City academy, which he advanced through to sign professional terms in April 2014.

Born in 1996, Southam is a former captain of the Bluebirds’ U18 side, where he played alongside current Barry Town United defender Curtis Watkins and goalkeeper Joe Massaro.

No stranger to Jenner Park, Southam (who is set to wear the Town’s #21 shirt) featured for the Bluebirds in three pre-season victories at Barry Town, including their most recent in August of 2016.

Nominated for the Cardiff City Goal of the Month on a hat-trick of occasions, Southam’s CCFC tenure saw his talents showcased at grounds like Huddersfield’s Kirklees Stadium, Ipswich’s Portman Road, Burnley’s Turf Moor and Charlton’s The Valley, where he helped himself to a brace in a 3-2 victory.

In his multi-year stint at the Cardiff City Stadium, Southam would also find the net against academy and development teams from Watford, QPR, Brighton and others.

Discussing his latest recruit, Chesterfield commented: "Naturally, I'm delighted to be working with Macauley, he has a good pedigree and his profile fits what we look for in a player.

"He can play in a variety of positions and his versatility will bring a lot to us. He knows many of our lads already, so I have no doubt he will fit seamlessly into our squad".

Updated 12:30 - 31 Oct 2017 by Ashley Cox

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