Barrett, Harold ‘Harry’

Debut: Bristol City (a) FL(s) 30/8/41.

The Son of an ex Southampton full-back and captain of Coventry City, Harry Barrett made just the one appearance for Wolves as a guest during the Second World War as an Inside-forward. After making 178 appearances at Highfield Road and netting 13 goals from December 1935 to 1952, he was forced to retire through injury and went in to management were he discovered other Coventry favorites, such as George Curtis, Alf Bentley and Eric Jones. He career also saw him as a junior with Herbert’s Athletic, at Cheltenham Town on loan in 1936, guest for Nottingham Forest and Walsall during the hostilities and manage Rugby Town, Snowdown Colliery, Gillingham 1957 and 1962 and Tunbridge Wells as well as becoming Chief Scout at his beloved Coventry City. Harry Barrett was born in Headington on Christmas Day 1918 and died in Coventry on 23 September 1989.

Football League Appearances: 170 Goals: 12.