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Brandon Barker

A City Academy player since the age of eight, Brandon signed a pro contract with the club in July 2014. 

Winner of the Academy Players’ Player of the Year award in the 2013/14 campaign, he enjoyed an explosive season as a first year scholar.

A winger with frightening pace, able to beat defenders with an accurate cross from wide areas or cutting inside, Manchester-born Brandon scored 13 goals in 32 appearances for the u18s in the same year.

He made his debut for City u18s while still eligible to play for the u15s, represented the EDS while on preseason tour in 2013 and went on to test himself against players up to two years older than himself as part of the u19 UEFA Youth League squad.

Barker joined Rotherham on a youth loan at the start of November, appearing four times before City cut short his loan in mid-December.

He went on to make his first-team debut for City in the FA Cup defeat to Chelsea on 21 February 2016 and will be hoping for more tastes of the big time in 2016/17.

 

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