Barker happy Kyle McFadzean is staying at Crawley Town

Crawley Town's Kyle McFadzean
Crawley Town's Kyle McFadzean

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker is delighted his star central defender has pledged to stay at the club.

This follows two bids from an undisclosed club in the run-up to the transfer window deadline on Monday night.

Interest in Nicky Adams did not materialise in a formal bid being received. Barker said: “I am really pleased Kyle has decided to stay and this is a reward for they way we do things and providing a happy, good environment for players to improve.

“Interest for Nicky Adams came through his agent but we did not actually receive a bid from anyone. When I realised that Kyle and Nicky were both staying I didn’t try to recruit any more players as we have just signed Emile Sinclair.

“I like to reward players for playing well.”

Crawley hope to follow-up their two impressive displays at Peterborough Utd and Wolves with another good performance when they return to the Checkatrade.com Stadium this Saturday for their League 1 clash with Gillingham.

Barker said: “It will be tough as they will have the momentum from last year. Any team managered by Martin Allen will be good.”