Drama testing Barker's health

Richie Barker: Struggled to stay calm

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Crawley boss Richie Barker admits his blood pressure was forced sky high by a six-goal thriller with Tranmere.

Ryan Lowe's last-gasp equaliser gave Rovers a share of the spoils after a brace from Joe Walsh and one for Billy Clarke had given Crawley the advantage.

Joe Thompson's double for the hosts had given them a half-time lead but Lowe popped up in injury time to ensure Rovers gained a deserved point in the 3-3 draw.

"My blood pressure throughout the last week has been through the roof and I just said to the players 'if we continue like this it's going to be the longest season in history'," said Barker.

"I pick the team that is going to win the game but I very rarely pick a team that is going to win a game 1-0.

"We want to try and sign technically gifted players who are going to make the game entertaining. Yes, it's a results orientated business, but part of it is that we want people to enjoy coming and watching us play.

"It was an attacking line-up away from home, but my view of it is that if we score more goals than them we'll win the game.

"It was a fantastic advert for League One and extremely entertaining I'm sure, but it doesn't do my health any good and I'm pretty sure it doesn't do the fans' any good either."