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Barker backing skipper Alexander

12 November 2012

Crawley boss Richie Barker has backed Gary Alexander to rediscover his goalscoring touch.

Town skipper Alexander was dropped to the bench for Saturday's 1-1 draw at Notts County after a barren run of 13 games without a goal.

And the move paid dividends as his replacement, Jonathan Forte, scored Crawley's equaliser.

"Sometimes as a striker, as I know myself, you have to be taken out of the firing line and I could sense Gary was almost relieved that the decision had been taken for him," said Barker.

"But he is still our club captain and when he comes back in fresh I'm sure the goals will come for him.

"It was a nice move for the goal and I'm pleased for Jon, who worked hard for us."

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