One of last Season’s mainstays, Danny Barker has become the latest player to agree terms for 2019-20.
Usually recognised as a midfielder, he isn’t adverse to filling in at the back when required and will be eager to reach the landmark fifty appearances in the embryonic stages of the new campaign.
After starting out at The Albion – where he captained the Under-18’s – an injury-curtailed debut for their Under-23’s lead to him joining the Worthing family in February last and he made his debut in a 3-2 win at Leiston.
His first goal came on Easter Saturday 2018 as he equalised to earn a point at Margate and, although his second didn’t arrive until October 2019, it was certainly worth the wait as it kick-started an extraordinary evening at The Dripping Pan !
Some might argue that he’s actually put three in the onion bag, as he doubled our advantage in the opening pre-season friendly last year, on a boiling hot afternoon at home to South Park. Which makes it the only time – so far – that it’s occurred at Woodside Road.
An unsung hero of the team who quietly goes about his business without any fuss, Danny wore the Captain’s armband on the final day of last term against Play-Off rivals, Merstham.
Despite only turning twenty in March, a full term in the hustle and bustle of The Isthmian Premier Division will only aid his development, as he turns his attentions to putting in a solid pre-season, ready for the return to competitive action.