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Dion Donohue Joins The Bluebirds

28 January 2021

A photograph of Dion Donohue Swindon Town FC
Dion Donohue has joined Barrow after leaving Swindon Town

Michael Jolley has moved to further strengthen his Barrow squad with the signing of versatile Welshman Dion Donohue on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Donohue, who is comfortable at left-back or in midfield, came through the ranks at Everton before gaining senior experience with spells in Welsh football with Porthmadog, Holyhead Hotspur and Caernarfon Town.

He moved into the Northern Premier League with Sutton Coldfield Town in 2014 but was soon offered a route in to the EFL when he signed professional terms to join Chesterfield in League One the following year.

Donohue’s standout performances for The Spireites earned him a new deal in the summer of 2016 and he went on to enjoy an excellent 2016/17 campaign, being named Players’ Player of the Year.

That form alerted other clubs and Portsmouth paid an undisclosed fee to take him to the South Coast in 2017 where he went on to make almost 50 appearances over the course of the next two seasons.

After a brief spell at Mansfield, Town, Donohue moved on to Swindon Town and he spent the first half of the current campaign playing in League One with The Robins.

The 27-year-old is the seventh new arrival at The Progression Solicitors Stadium during the January transfer window as boss Jolley continues to reshape his squad for the second half of the season.

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