SIGNED | Wrexham AFC sign Kyle Barker on loan from Peterborough United

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 19 Feb 2020

Key facts

  • Wrexham AFC can confirm the signing of Kyle Barker from Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season.
  • The 19-year-old defensive midfielder signed professional terms with Darren Ferguson’s side this season and made his senior debut in the EFL Trophy.
  • Wrexham AFC have submitted the necessary paperwork.

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm the loan signing of Kyle Barker from Peterborough United until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old, who made his senior debut for Darren Ferguson’s Posh this season after signing his first professional contract, plays as a defensive midfielder.

Barker, who has also spent time on loan at Lowestoft Town, made three appearances in the EFL Trophy at the start of this season and also featured in the FA Cup third-round defeat at Burnley.

And Barker, who hopes the loan move will bring more first-team exposure, paid tribute to former Wrexham captain Ferguson for the impact he has had on his career so far.

“I’ve learned loads from Darren Ferguson,” he said. “He gave me my first professional contract and since I’ve been with him, I’ve tried to kick on as much as I can. I’ve learned so much from him.

“I would say I’m more of a defensive midfielder. I think the strongest point of my game is my range of passing and composure.

“I think I’m ready for men’s football. I’ve had a bit of an experience on loan at Lowestoft, but this will be another step up.

“It’s a brilliant stadium and set-up, all the lads seem a good bunch of boys and I’m looking forward to cracking on now.”

On the signing, manager Dean Keates said: “He’s a ball-playing midfielder. We’re quite strong in that position, but he’s a little bit different to what we have got.

“You can see the players we have brought in have had a positive effect on this football club going forward, and I expect the same from Kyle.”

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