Barker hails fantastic players

Richie Barker admitted to being satisfied with taking a point in Crawley's first match for three weeks against Swindon.

Last Updated: 02/02/13 at 21:31

Richie Barker: No complaints

Richie Barker: No complaints

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Striker Billy Clarke stepped up to score a left-footed penalty into the middle of the goal after Nicky Adams was tripped by Alan McCormack.

Swindon earned a point with a spot-kick of their own which substitute Adam Rooney converted.

He said: "It was a good result and keeps the scoreboard ticking over. Swindon had beaten us by 3-0 in each of our last three meetings, so this performance showed how far we've come."

Barker, who gave full debuts to Mustapha Dumbuya, Matt Sparrow and Jamie Proctor, was especially pleased as seven of his team were under the age of 21.

He added: "I thought our players were fantastic on a pitch that now looks like a ploughed field.

"Both penalties were a bit soft, but it was a bit difficult to stay upright on the pitch. How often do referees even things up?

"Swindon are a big, strong side and our players are learning and growing on a weekly basis.We had to weather the storm early on but we more than played our part in a good display and a good point.

"This group are young and they will get better and it has started.We have produced some good players at Crawley that have served the club well and the process is continuing."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

No Team GB football teams for 2016 Brazil Olympics

The FA has formally withdrawn its proposal to enter a Team GB Men’s and Women’s side at the 2016 Olympics.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company