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Southam-Hales 'over the moon' after joining Cod Army

4 February 2019

New signing Macaulay Southam-Hales says he is ‘over the moon’ after completing his move from Welsh Premier League side Barry Town United.

Southam-Hales’ deal was announced on Sunday, after the Welsh right-back put pen-to-paper on a permanent transfer before last Thursday’s transfer deadline. The announcement was delayed with the club awaiting international clearance.

With the move now ratified and Southam-Hales now officially a Fleetwood Town player, he’s delighted.

“I’m over the moon to get it over the line and signed,” said Southam-Hales.

“I was at Barry Town United, playing regularly in the league where we were flying and we’ve had a great season so far down there. I came up to Fleetwood a couple of weeks ago, and have been training with the team on trial. The club have put their trust in me and offered me a deal and I can’t thank them enough.”

The 22-year-old’s footballing education came at Premier League side Cardiff City, with Southam-Hales enjoying 12 years in South Wales.

“I was at Cardiff since I was nine before being let go after signing three one-year deals as a scholar, so it was hard to go after such a long time there.

“I’ve stuck at it, got playing regular men’s football at Barry Town, and now being in the position to sign for Fleetwood is credit to not giving up on my dream.

“I understand that there is a lot of hard work to go, as there are a lot of talented players at this club. I’m dedicated and determined to keep getting better each day and hopefully I can do that at such an impressive football club.”

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