Barnet sign winger on short-term deal.Barnet FC are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Mekki on a short-term deal.
The 22-year-old winger joins the Bees having turned down the offer of a new deal by Aldershot this summer, and admits that he is delighted to have made Barnet his new club:
“It has been a bit of a stressful summer but it has all paid off now and hopefully Barnet and I can kick on together. It is an exciting time in my career and I am looking forward to being part of what will hopefully be a very successful Barnet team.”
Adam first came through the ranks at Reading as a schoolboy, where he played alongside Martin Allen’s son Charlie. And having known the Barnet manager for so long, Mekki is now looking forward to working under him for the very first time:
“Funnily enough I have known Martin Allen since I was about seven years old. I was at Reading with his son Charlie so we’ve always been in contact but I’ve never worked with him, so I’m looking forward to seeing a side of him that I’ve never seen before.”
Adam then moved to Aldershot, where he was offered his first professional contract before going on to make nearly one hundred appearances for the Shots during five years with the club.
Mekki was relegated from League Two with Aldershot in the same season that Barnet went down, and has useful experience of playing in the Conference having made 26 appearances and scored three goals for the Shots despite breaking his collarbone on the first day of the season against Grimsby, an injury that would keep him out until November.
Having already spent a week training at The Hive, Mekki is delighted to now be part of a squad that he believes can achieve great things this season and is looking forward to playing his part:
“It is a great bunch of lads that are here at the club and there’s a good mixture of youthful players and more experienced ones as well. They have all been very friendly towards me and have welcomed me into the team. I’ve settled in really quickly.
“I’m excited to get involved. I’ve been training with the boys for the last week or so. I’ve seen what they are about, they look like a very capable bunch of players, and I’m excited about our prospects for the future.”