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SIGNED | Wrexham AFC sign striker Billy Waters from Barrow

Experienced forward signs until end of 2024/25 season

22 March 2023

Wrexham AFC are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Billy Waters from Barrow for an undisclosed fee.

The experienced forward, 28, has signed a contract until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Waters has scored nine goals in 32 league games for Barrow in League Two this season, helping The Bluebirds to tenth place.

On making the switch to the Racecourse Ground, Waters said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get the deal over the line, it happened quite quickly but I’m happy to get it finalised.

“The gaffer has brought me in to add quality to the team and hopefully help win promotion and to be part of that is massive.

“You can see where the Club is going so I’m privileged to be a part of it.”

Waters is a product of the Crewe Alexandra youth academy, making his professional debut in League One in 2013.

After 30 appearances for Crewe, he signed for Cheltenham Town in 2015 and scored 11 goals to help fire the Robins to promotion to the Football League and added a further 16 goals in the following campaign – for which he was named the Club’s Player of the Year.

That earned a move to Northampton Town, where he spent three seasons, before dropping back into the National League with Torquay for the 2020/21 season.

He scored eight goals – including two in the play-offs – as Torquay reached the play-off final, before a move to FC Halifax Town in the summer. With the Shaymen, he again reached the play-offs – this time netting 19 times in 47 games in all competitions.

While Halifax missed out on promotion, Waters followed manager Pete Wild to Barrow where he continued his good form in front of goal.

He arrives at Wrexham having made more than 300 professional appearances, scoring 68 goals.

And on Waters’ signing, manager Phil Parkinson said: “ I’m pleased, we were looking for another striker and Billy fits the criteria for what we were looking for.

“I thought he was excellent last year for Halifax. I’ve watched him a lot and he always looks dangerous around the penalty box and got 17 goals for them last season.

“Strikers are so important, you can never have enough in the building and Billy is ready to make a contribution.”

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