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Paul Barron Appointed As Goalkeeping Coach

As expected, new manager John Gregory has made further changes to our backroom staff by appointing the hugely experienced Paul Barron as our new goalkeeping coach.

Barron's new role at the club will see him working closely with Paul Jones and Johnny Maddison and he will also be working on other aspects within our first team coaching operation.

The 60 year played in more than 400 games during his playing career and had spells with clubs like Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Queen's Park Rangers - with the latter he played in the 1986 League Cup final at Wembley - so he certainly knows his way around a penalty area.

His playing career ended in 1991 and he moved in to coaching, and again has coached at the highest level having had spells with Aston villa, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Coventry, Queen's Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion. Most recently he had a spell at Nottingham Forest this year.

Speaking to the Official Site Gregory said of the appointment.

'We're delighted to have Paul with us, his CV speaks for itself but he is not only one of the best goalkeeping coaches in the country, he can have an input in other areas of our coaching set up such as sports science. We have a small backroom team here and everyone has to much in and Paul's not afraid to do that.'

JG goes on to say that in his own personal opinion - and he won't be wrong - Barron will make better goalkeepers of Jones and Maddison and however else happens to cross paths with him when it comes to the ability to hold the ball.

Barron for himself said.

'It's great to be here and working with John again after our time together at Villa. We have two very good keepers, and hopefully I can make them even better.'

Adding that he feels Crawley is a terrific club, with good ambitions of moving forward and he's now looking to be a huge part of that.

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Date:Friday December 20 2013

Time: 10:36PM


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