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Coaching role for Richardson

30 January 2014

Wycombe Wanderers can confirm that Barry Richardson has been appointed as the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

Richardson will also be registered on non-contract terms and takes squad number 44.

“He’s already struck up a great relationship with Matt and Charlie, as well as the rest of the squad.”

Ainsworth added: “Once I knew Baz was interested in joining us, there wasn’t much of a decision for me as I know his professionalism and work-rate is second to none.

“It’s the first time I’ve worked with someone who I played with and the qualities he had during his playing days are there for all to see as a manager.”

“This role will be as much of a mentoring one as a coaching one – hopefully I can pass on some life experience to Matt and Charlie.

“I’m really pleased to be here,” he told “I’ve worked with a range of goalkeepers throughout my career, from ones starting out to ones finishing their careers.

The 44-year-old’s association with Ainsworth goes back to the 90s when the pair were team-mates at Preston and Lincoln.

As well as having made over 500 appearances as a player, the UEFA A licence and UEFA A GK licence holder has a wealth of experience off the field after previously working as a goalkeeping coach at Doncaster Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Peterborough United.

The former Northampton Town, Preston North End and Lincoln City stopper replaces Lee Harrison, who joined Premier League side West Ham United recently.

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