BARRY Town United have confirmed the signing of Australian striker James Demetriou, from fellow JD Welsh Premier League side Bangor City.

As a teenager, James played in his homeland for Sydney Olympic, scoring eight goals in twelve appearances, before making the move to English Championship outfit Nottingham Forest in August 2013.

During his time at the City Ground, James was called up for the Cypriot U21 squad, linking up with the national team for UEFA U21 Championship ties with the likes of Northern Ireland and Serbia.

James joined Swansea City on a two-year deal the following summer, helping the Swans win the U21 Premier League in 2015, before spending time on loan with Wealdstone in the Conference North.

In 2016-17, James would have a brief stint with Karmiotissa in the Cypriot First Division, only to return to Wales with Bangor City in October, scoring the winner on his debut against Bala Town.

Arriving at Jenner Park in time for the upcoming Play-Off Conference, James will be the first Australian player to wear the Barry shirt since goalkeeper Matt Keillor in the 2000-01 season.

“I'm really looking forward to meeting the team, and getting started for this great club”, commented the 22-year forward, whose final appearance for Bangor came against Llandudno on New Year’s Day.

“There's a lot of history here, and I will do my best to repay the faith Gavin has had in me”.

“I'm extremely excited to be working with James, I think we will be a good fit for each other and I have no doubt he will enjoy being a Barry Town player”, said manager Gavin Chesterfield.

“His signing complements our existing squad, as we look ahead to an exciting Phase Two".