Bangor City have announced the signing of former Nottingham Forest & Swansea City striker James Demetriou.
Demetriou, 22, who was born in Australia, played for Sydney Olympic before signing a two-year professional contract with Championship club Nottingham Forest in August 2013. While at the City Ground, Demetriou represented Cyprus Under-21 in the UEFA Under-21 European Qualifiers.
Demetriou then joined Premiership club Swansea City on another two-year contract in June 2014, playing alongside former Citizen and last season’s WPL Young Player of the Year Henry Jones, as part of the side that won the 2015, Under-21 Premier League title.
Whilst at the Liberty Stadium, Demetriou was also loaned to National League South club Wealdstone FC in an end-of-season loan agreement.
The lively 6’ tall forward completed a transfer to Cypriot First Division side Karmiotissa for the 2016/17 season.
Bangor Manager Kevin Nicholson said:
“We are very pleased with the signing of James and we look forward to working with him. He is a young player with good pedigree and will add to our options in the striking department. He has represented clubs including Nottingham Forest and Swansea City as well as being capped by Cyprus at Under-21 level. He arrives at the club with a hunger to score goals and make an impact in the JD Welsh Premier League.”
Assistant Manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher added:
“James is eager to prove himself. He is a hard-working goal scorer and will give another dimension to our attacking play. He has been highly recommended by former team-mate Henry Jones, and impressed during his time with Nottingham Forest and Swansea City. He has all the ingredients to be a major success for Bangor City.”
Prior to announcement of the signing this afternoon, the club teased fans on Twitter with a photo montage, which gave clues as to who the new signing might be. The photo featured Sydney Opera House, Robin Hood of Nottingham, Swans (for Swansea City) and the flag of Cyprus, all teams Demetriou has played for. While some City fans were stumped, others were quick off the mark and guessed the name of the new signing.
Demetriou will wear the number 9 shirt for Bangor for the rest of the 2017/18 Welsh Premier League season.