Whilst most folk returning from the Lake District would at best bring back some Kendal Mint Cake, Rovers appeared to have dragged back heir own stowaway from the north west. After impressing Sean O’Driscoll in Saturday’s pre-season friendly Barrow AFC’s Jason Walker will, according to the BBC, be following Rovers to South Yorkshire for a trial.
The twenty-five year old has been kicking around the lower leagues of England and Scotland for a while having previously played for Morton and Morecambe before joining Barrow two summers ago. Walker has netted 11 goals in thirty-six league starts for the Bluebirds since arriving at Holker Street and was the stand-out player for the home side on Saturday.
Speaking to BBC Cumbria, Barrow’s manager Dave Bayliss said “We’ve got a lot of young lads in the team now who can go on and better themselves and Jason’s one of them. He’s got every attribute you need to be a top striker – he just has to realise that. I think he can definitely hold his own in the Championship; he’s quick, powerful, has a good touch and scores goals – he’s the complete striker. We don’t want Jason to go but if he does well there, we’re not going to stand in his way.”