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Free Agent Brandon Barker Signs

15 February 2022
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have completed the signing of Brandon Barker until the end of the season. Barker was without a club after leaving Rangers by mutual consent last month. He is a forward left player and comes to Reading after playing just 67 minutes of first team football all season. His only appearance this season came in a Scottish FA Cup fixture against Stirling - a 4-0 home win.

Rangers signed the player in 2019 for 300,000 pounds from Manchester City where he made a single appearance from the bench in an FA Cup game. He fell out of favour last season and spent the season on loan at League One Oxford. At Oxford he played 22 times and scored three goals as his side finished in the play-off positions.


Discussion On This Story:


» 15 Feb 2022 14:44

Anyone heard of Brandon?!

Ex Man City and Rangers - 25 year old left winger.

Scored Oxford’s goal of the season last year…….


» 15 Feb 2022 14:47

This club is a fcuking joke.


» 15 Feb 2022 14:50

We desperately need a Winston Reid type character. Not this guy. Presumably Ejaria is out for a good while yet.


» 15 Feb 2022 14:51

What an odd signing. I thought we’d get an experienced CB.


» 15 Feb 2022 15:03

Lowdown on Barker:

- Very Quick but limited end product
- Often tries too much but can leave a defender for dead.
- Ok crossing ability.
- Didnt play much for us, more a benchwarmer
- Not a flashy player but very direct.
- Was on loan at Oxford and done very well


» 15 Feb 2022 15:07

What in the fcuk. :lol: This club.


» 15 Feb 2022 15:07

Maybe it is a very cheap option that could be used as an impact player off the bench with one eye towards L1 if we do go down (based on his performances for Oxford). Which would actually be pretty decent planning by the club.


» 15 Feb 2022 15:09

some fairly interesting stuff in there


» 15 Feb 2022 15:09

Paunovic really must be on his way out then


» 15 Feb 2022 15:10

but yeah not really needed. very odd.


» 15 Feb 2022 15:10

Paunovic really must be on his way out then

well thats what the HNA board has been asking for for years, so lets see how it goes :)


» 15 Feb 2022 15:11

Can only assume that a CB is still in the pipeline but is yet to be confirmed yet.

This doesn't really make a great deal of sense, but might do if we go down and we keep him on and we can't keep the likes of Hoilett and/or Halilovic on next season.

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