Barry Hunter

Barry Hunter is currently a scout for Liverpool.

He entered management with Rushden and Diamonds as the club's player-manager on March 8th 2004 following Brian Talbot's departure to take charge at Oldham, after seven years in charge.

Hunter had been playing professional football for just 12 years, his early career having been hampered by injury.

The defender started out with the Crusaders, a side in his native Northern Ireland. From there Hunter moved to Wrexham for 50,000 where he established himself in the first team and got his first cap for the national side.

The Northern Irishman completed a move to Reading in 1996 for 400,000. He made 76 appearances over the five seasons spent with the Berkshire club. During his time with Reading, Hunter also had a one-month loan spell at Southend in 1999.

Hunter began his association with Rushden and Diamonds in 2001, signing for the club on a free transfer in September of that year. He helped his side to win the Nationwide Third Division in his second season with the club in the 2002/3 campaign.

After managing Rushden, Hunter went on to become assistant at Swindon Town before he entered scouting roles at Norwich City and then Manchester City.

Hunter has also achieved the Certificate in Applied Management from Warwick University.

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