Swindon Town have moved for Barrow defender Remeao Hutton, with the 23-year-old joining the club for an undisclosed fee.
The former Bluebirds man has signed a two-year deal at The County Ground which will run until the summer of 2024.
Hutton, who played every league game for Barrow last term under the guidance of Mark Cooper and Phil Brown, began his career at Walsall’s academy before being released, dropping down to non-league and appearing for Sutton Coldfield and Hednesford Town.
It was during a loan spell at Midland League side Walsall Wood that he attracted the attention of Championship side Birmingham City, who tied him down to a one-year deal which was twice extended.
Although he didn’t make a league appearance for City, he went on to make over 50 starts during loan spells at Yeovil Town in 2019 and Stevenage Borough in 2020 respectively – his first experiences of National League and League Two football.
At the end of the 2020/21 campaign, he was released by Birmingham and snapped up by Barrow.
Speaking to Town’s Media Team, Hutton said: “Joining Swindon Town has blown me away to be honest and I can’t wait to play my football here in front of such passionate fans.
“I had a really good season last term and really enjoyed my football, so I want to build on that here, be consistent and perform well.
“This is also a really exciting time for the club. It’s in a good place with some really talented young players, so I’m really looking forward to getting to know them and I share their ambition, which hopefully bodes well for the new season.”
First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, said: “Remeao is a fantastic signing for the club and brings so many good attributes to our squad that will help push us on this season.
“His energy and technical ability will play a really important role for us, and having played more than 70 games in this division certainly stands him in good stead.”
Town Technical Director, Sandro Di Michele, said: “Remeao is a real athlete and brings with him plenty of experience of playing in League Two.
“He’s a player that fits the clubs profile with regards to getting up and down the wings and exploiting wide areas, so he’ll be a real asset for us this season.”
(Subject to EFL approval)