Ashley Barnes


Nationality: English
Height:6’1″ (186 cm)
Weight:12st 1lbs (76.8 kg)


Ashley Barnes originally joined the club on loan from Plymouth Argyle at the end of the 2009/10 season. He made an instant impact, scoring on his debut and going on to net a total of four goals in eight games. The Bath-born striker made the switch permanently for an undisclosed fee in July 2010.


Ashley has typified the rise of Brighton under the Poyet regime. He has grown in stature and, when fit and available, is often the first name on the team sheet. His game has developed to the extent where he now makes a defensive attacking position very much his own. Looking after the left hand side and allowing Wayne Bridge to make his regular forward excursions. He also chips in with some important goals and assists.