Jordan Parkes, who represented England at the prestigious U20 FIFA World Cup last season is joining Barnet after completing a medical at The Hive this afternoon.

The 20-year-old full back, equally at home on the right or left, played 10 games on loan for the Bees in 2008 while a Watford player.

"I am looking forward to working with him on the training ground", said manager Mark Stimson, who sees Parkes as a left back.

Parkes, a product of the academy at Vicarage Road, has played for England at both U18 and U19 levels, He captained both academy and reserve sides at Watford

He turned pro for the Hornets in February, 2007, having already made his first team debut in a Carling Cup tie against Accrington Stanley in which he scored the deciding goal in a 6-5 penalty shoot-out. Parkes, who has also played at centre half and in midfield in reserve games, has left Watford "by mutual consent". He did not play in the first season last season and has only featured five times following his League debut in 2008. Most of his appearances have been in the Carling Cup

Parkes, who has also played on loan at Brentford and the former Stevenage Borough, stayed on at The Hive after his medical. He was filmed during his examination by the club doctor and interviewed for the Sky Sports feature on Mark Stimson taking over. Parkes will go to Underhill to sign on Friday.

Dennis Signy
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