THERE was plenty of activity at Jenner Park on transfer deadline day, with three new players signing with Barry Town United and another finalising a transfer to the English Football League.

After attracting interest from a number of other professional clubs, Macauley Southam-Hales would complete his medical last Thursday and sign with Fleetwood Town of EFL League One for an undisclosed fee.

The deal agreed for Barry's talented #21, who turned 23 at the weekend, included a loan return to Jenner Park for the remainder of the club's 2018-19 campaign, subject to international clearance.

However, due to a technical error in the transfer system, Barry have been left in limbo at the time of writing, with the club still awaiting the result of a FIFA appeal to verify the loan's success.

Arriving at Jenner Park from neighbours and erstwhile rivals Cardiff City in August 2017, the versatile Southam-Hales would feature in 28 of Barry's subsequent 29 JD Welsh Premier League fixtures, scoring against Carmarthen and Prestatyn in December's push for a top six berth.

Named as the first team's Players' Player and Young Player of the Season, after racking up a joint-highest number of Man of the Match performances, Southam-Hales would continue to impress with his performances for Barry across Phase One of 2018-19.

Appearing in 21 of 23 WPL fixtures to date this term, Southam-Hales would add to his goal haul in the televised victory over Newtown at Jenner Park, supplying assists for teammates Mo Touray and Kayne McLaggon and helping Barry ascend to the top of the Welsh Premier League table.

Under the management of Joey Barton, Fleetwood are currently tenth in League One, sitting level with Coventry City on 39 points. 2018-19 marks the Lancashire club's fifth successive season in the third tier of English football, having achieved no fewer than six promotions in the span of a decade.

With the deal to head to Highbury Stadium completed, Southam-Hales becomes the latest Jenner Park favourite to sign with an EFL outfit, following the likes of Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers), Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) and David Forde (Cambridge United).

Meanwhile, a trio of new faces were starting their Barry careers on Thursday, with manager Gavin Chesterfield moving to add a forward, a full-back and a goalkeeper to his successful playing squad.

A prolific goalscorer with hometown team Llantwit Major, striker Sam Snaith would step up to JD Welsh Premier League level this past August, netting six times in 18 appearances for Cardiff MU.

Snaith announced his arrival in the national top flight scoring away at Aberystwyth Town and the forward would repeat the feat the following month with another against Newtown at Latham Park

Most notably, Snaith would net twice in a stunning 4-1 win against champions The New Saints in September.

Though a newcomer to Barry, Sam is no stranger to his new teammates, having scored in the Archers' 1-1 draw with the Town in pre-season.

Meanwhile, 20-year old Rhys Abbruzzese arrives having appeared in three of Wales' qualifying fixtures for the 2019 UEFA European U21 Championship, contributing to a clean sheet in Switzerland and a 3-1 victory in Liechtenstein, as well as a further 90 minutes in Portugal.

Capped at various youth levels and featuring against a Swiss XI at Jenner Park several years back, Abbruzzese is a product of the Cardiff City youth system and worked his way through the ranks of the club's academy to eventually sign professional terms with the Bluebirds in January 2016.

A left-sided played by trade, Abruzzese is the son of former Barry player David Abruzzese, making him the fourth second generation player in the club's first team set-up, alongside Lewis Cosslett, Clayton Green and Thomas Fry.

Finally, Barry's third acquisition of the transfer window, 24-year old goalkeeper Oliver Davies, brings with him the unusual distinction of being part of clubs in the English, Scottish and Welsh Premier Leagues.

At Swansea City, a teenage Davies would be part of Michael Laudrup's squad for the 2013-14 season, making it to the bench against Switzerlands St. Gallen in the UEFA Europa League.

Leaving the Liberty for Kilmarnock on loan in 2015, Davies would see his spell cut short by injury, only to return to Rugby Park for a second stint, appearing in Scotland's League Cup along the way.

Then, after spending time with Hereford, Merthyr and Yeovil, Davies would head to Llanelli, where he donned the goalkeeper's jersey for twenty Welsh Premier matches, including the 1-1 draw with Barry at Stebonheath Park in August and November's 2-0 triumph over Cefn Druids.

Both Abbruzzese and Davies were part of the Barry squad at Caernarfon Town on Saturday, with Snaith expected to be in contention shortly, as the club presses for success on two fronts.