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Injured Barker forced to retire

Rotherham United striker Richie Barker
Barker scored one goal in 15 games for the Millers this season

Rotherham United striker Richie Barker has been forced to retire from playing after failing to recover from a long-term knee injury.

The 33-year-old rejoined the South Yorkshire side in October, but missed the last five months of the season because of the knee problem.

Barker scored 18 goals in 170 games over two spells for the Millers.

He also had spells with Doncaster, Ards, Linfield, Brighton, Macclesfield, Mansfield and Hartlepool.

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