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No Crawley raid for Barker

New Portsmouth boss Richie Barker insists he will not raid his former club Crawley Town for players.

Last Updated: 11/12/13 at 13:27

Richie Barker: Not looking to plunder Broadfield Stadium

Richie Barker: Not looking to plunder Broadfield Stadium

Barker took over at Fratton Park just a fortnight after he was axed by the Red Devils.

He leaves behind some highly-rated players such as Joe Walsh, Nicky Adams and top scorer Billy Clarke.

But Barker said: "Will I go back? No. These players here deserve the opportunity to stay here and do the right things.

"If they do the right things they will get the opportunity to stay.

"Shaun Cooper was with me at Crawley and Trevor Carson came through at Bury so there are two players here I have worked with before."

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