Barker pleased with game plan

Barker: Bemoans Davis injury

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Richie Barker hailed a clinical performance from Crawley after their 3-1 victory at home to struggling Bournemouth in League One on Tuesday.

Hope Akpan and Joe Walsh fired Town into a commanding lead before Lee Barnard reduced the arrears, but Nicky Adams sealed Crawley's second successive win midway through the second half.

Barker said: "We sat with a game plan to win the ball in certain areas and we are almost set-up to be a counter-attacking team.

"Our last 10 goals have been scored by non-strikers and that's a stat I like."

However, victory came at a cost and Crawley are set to be without defender Claude Davis after he was forced off at half-time with a recurrence of a hip injury.

Barker added: "We're rapidly running out of central defenders and this is a blow as Davis was earlier out for three weeks with a similar injury."