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Welcome to Barnet, Courtney Baker-Richardson!

28 January 2021

Barnet Football are delighted to announce the loan signing of striker Courtney Baker-Richardson from League Two side Barrow AFC.

The striker makes the move south to The Hive London for the remainder of the season and will be looking to inject much-needed confidence into the Bees team. 

The 25-year-old, 6ft2 striker has played for various clubs including Swansea City, where he scored four league goals in 17 Championship appearances during his time at the Liberty Stadium. 

He has also scored goals at non-league level, where his best record came at Leamington where he netted 21 goals in the 2017/18 season. He has also linked up with former teammates Liam Daly and Ben Richards-Everton, sharing similar work ethic to Tim Flowers' recent acquisitions. 

Baker-Richardson started his career at Coventry City and has also made league appearances for League One side Accrington Stanley last season, before making the switch to newly-promoted Barrow AFC. An early injury hampered the 25-year-olds start to life at the Bluebirds, but he comes to The Hive London eager to succeed and build momentum in front of goal. 

With his height, power and hard-working abilities, there is no doubt that the 25-year-old on-loan striker will certainly bolster the Bees hopes of getting themselves out of the current situation they find themselves in.

Speaking on his new striker, Manager Tim Flowers said: 

"We've been aware of his availability, he went to Leamington and scored a shed load of goals, went to Swansea and scored goals in the Championship. He's hard-working, can score goals, we obviously need to add to our attacking ranks and he's a welcome addition. 

"He wants to be here, he knows we're in a scrap and he's ready to fight for our Football Club. He's mobile, pacy and will cause defenders problems. He's ready to get involved and I know he's capable of bolstering our attacking output in matches. He'll be a good character off the pitch and I like his attitude towards our situation and the game in general. I'm delighted to welcome him to the Football Club."

Our new number 20 said: 

"I can't wait to get playing, I just want to get the ball rolling and help get the Club out of the situation we're currently in, I want to get some wins under my belt and hopefully get as many as we can before the end of the season. 

"I'll bring energy, pace and a desire to win, I pride myself on these things and my physicality as well. In general, I'll bring a lot to the team, I'm versatile as well, I can't wait to show everyone what I can do."

All the relevant registration process' have been completed and Courtney will be available for selection for Saturday's clash with league leaders Torquay United.

Everyone at Barnet Football Club is delighted to have Courtney on board and we look forward to seeing him in action soon.

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