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Cardiff's Barker Signs For QPR

Cardiff City defender Chris Barker has left the club and joined fellow Championship side Queen's Park Rangers.

Barker joined Cardiff from Barnsley in July 2002, making him one of Cardiff's longest serving players - we paid 600k for his services.

Barker was voted player of the year before the arrival of Dave Jones but hasn't had a look in since with Jones preferring more attacking full-backs than Barker.

He spend the whole of last season on loan to Colchester United, who ultimately finished higher than Cardiff, and formed an important part of the U's defence making 38 appearances and impressing boss Geraint Williams.

Colchester showed an interest in signing Chris permanently but he chose QPR:

'I had several options but the move to QPR excited me and I hope to help them challenge for promotion next season.'

Cardiff were searching for a left-back but Barker was placed on the transfer list by Dave Jones and has now been snapped up by The Hoops.

Barker did not score in any of his 159 league appearances for Cardiff City but was a dependable and dedicated servant of the club, helping us to the level we are at today.

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Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 5 2007

Time: 11:46AM

Your Comments

Better than Capaldi????? - Probably.
Good player. Have just put the story on Vital Colchester, qouting you as the source. bad news for the U's!
There have been so many rumours at least we know for sure now, he is a good player and will do a good job. Colchester thats so lazy lol
Sad to see him go - maybe a bit slow but a great squad player never given a chance under DJ
I meant that I wrote it out myslef!!
he should have signed for colchester
john Us
Seems strange - he wanted a move to the U's and there's no fee involved - so how come he didnt end up there?!?
Barker is all-round a better left-back than Ledley, Capaldi or Alan Wright - ludicrous he can leave for nothing with no better replacement
Aderyn las
Barkers wages off the bill is a load off though!

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