Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
33-year old Barry originally penned a two-year deal with the U’s in 2015 after clinching promotion to League One with Southend.
Starting his career at Leeds then Sheffield Wednesday, he made his debut for the Owls in 2005 before loan spells with Swindon and Bristol City. Barry scored three goals in eight matches whilst with the former and eventually signed a permanent deal at the County Ground, having made 19 appearances for parent club Wednesday. Opportunities with the Robins proved limited, although, he did bag a further seven goals in 12 starts before joining Exeter. He netted six times in 20 starts whilst in Devon, but a 2010 switch to Southend triggered a prolific run of form. Strong in the air and able to lead the line, he racked up 63 goals in 131 starts at Roots Hall, making 185 appearances in total. Barry was also named Man of the Match in Southend's 2015 League Two Play-off Final win over Wycombe. The Irishman bagged a brace against Newport on his United debut but, despite increasing that tally to twelve by the end of December 2015, missed the remainder of the campaign due to a knee injury. Barry finally returned to the squad in February 2017, scoring twice in three games, but a groin injury ended his season. Initially released that summer, he embarked on a fitness programme which saw him re-join United in February 2018. A talismanic favourite, Barry scored four goals in four games towards the end of last season and has since signed a new 6-month deal.