Chris Barker: Aldershot captain to remain as caretaker boss

Chris Barker
Chris Barker (right) with Aldershot director Andy Muckett

Aldershot Town have announced captain Chris Barker will remain as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

The 35-year-old defender has been in charge of the Conference side since Andy Scott was sacked in January.

Barker has suffered one defeat during his seven-game spell as caretaker, winning three games and drawing three.

The former Cardiff and Southend centre-back has been an ever-present during that run, which has lifted the Shots to 11 points above the relegation zone.

"I'm delighted that the board have backed me again," Barker told BBC Surrey.

"I started the job two months ago of keeping the club in the Conference, and hopefully I can finish that.

"We haven't discussed the summer yet. They want me to see it through to the end of season and we'll talk again then.

"Will I get the job next year? I'm not really sure. But if things continue to go well then hopefully I've got a chance."

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