Name: Anthony Barry
Date of Birth: 29 May 1986
Place of Birth: Liverpool
Yeovil Town signed central midfielder, Anthony Barry, for an undisclosed fee from Accrington Stanley on the final day of the January 2006 transfer window. He was cruelly denied the chance to fulfil his great promise just four games into his Yeovil career, after sustaining a severe injury at Chesterfield in March 2006. But, having recovered over the summer, Barry should prove to be of important service to a Glovers midfield, now bereft of former favourites Darren Way and Lee Johnson.
Born and bred a Scouser, Barry represented Liverpool Schoolboys for seven years, but, on leaving school, he joined bitter Merseyside rivals, Everton, as a trainee. Following his release in July 2004, Barry signed for Coventry City. Although he failed to make a single appearance in the first team during his one season at Highfield Road, he was a constant fixture in their reserve team. Obviously craving regular first team experience, he joined Accrington Stanley in April 2005, where he became a crucial member of Stanley’s 2005-06 Conference-winning side, making 26 full appearances before his January transfer to Huish Park.
Speaking at the time of his signature, Steve Thompson said of the deal: "We've signed him on a two-and-a-half year deal and have high hopes for him. He is a passing midfielder in the Lee Johnson mould and we feel he had got a very bright future ahead of him."
James Francis, August 2006.
Total Appearances: 74
Total Goals: 1
Debut Appearance: 11 February 2006
Debut Goal: 31 October 2006