Michael Nelson: Barnet sign veteran defender on one-year deal

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson played at Old Trafford in Cambridge's FA Cup replay against the Premier League giants last season

Former Hartlepool, Norwich and Hibernian defender Michael Nelson has joined Barnet on a one-year deal.

The 35-year-old has been training with the League Two club during pre-season after being released by Cambridge at the end the last campaign.

Nelson was part of the U's team who held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup in January.

"I've made over 600 appearances at this level so I know what the league is about," Nelson told the club website.

"Hopefully I can bring a little bit of that experience.

"It has been nice being down here from the start of pre-season with the boys, they have made me very welcome and I have settled in quite well."

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