Warren’s success is a far cry from the humble beginnings that saw him take to the field first with Leyton Orient, where he was rejected, and went to play for non-league Leytonstone (now Dagenham and Redbridge). A ‘big money’ transfer (£10,000) to Maidstone followed before Warren finally made his mark.
Wimbledon Boss Bobby Gould spotted what he believed was a raw talent ready for development and paid £300,000 for the transfer. Five season’s later and Barton turned into a goldmine as the Geordies came in for him to with a record £4m fee for a defender and a new transfer record for the Dons. Newcastle were attracted by the left-back’s attacking style that earned him rave reviews in his penultimate season in London and saw him break into the England team, picking up three caps.
Having moved North, Warren now combines his playing career with coaching youngsters at Newcastle’s training ground. In five seasons with the Dons’ Barton played 178 league games.

Nightingale 1981 - 1985

Warren met his wife Candy Shepherd at Nightingale and they now have two children , Milo and Kane. He has his own travel agency and plays golf. He is currently playing Premiership Football with Newcastle United.

Leytonstone 28/07/89
League Apps, 41
League Subs, 1
League Goals, 0
Transfer 07/06/90
League Apps, 178
League Subs, 2
League Goals, 10
Newcastle United
Transfer 05/06/95
League Apps, 114
League Subs, 19
League Goals, 4

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