Barrow AFC have announced a U-turn on plans to make Holker Street a cashless venue for the 2021/22 season.

The club revealed the proposed changes yesterday and announced Barrow Eats as a new matchday partner, but the move to a cashless stadium led to a mixed reaction from supporters.

The Bluebirds Trust came out in opposition to the plans and the club have now confirmed that cash will still be accepted at refreshment kiosks on a matchday, the club shop and the ticket office from Monday to Friday.

A club statement said: "The club would like to apologise for the concerns caused to supporters by the recent announcement of the move to cashless payments next season.

"While the proposal was discussed and agreed by all board members, and shared in advance with the supporters trust, we acknowledge that we also should have involved a broader spectrum of supporters to get their input.

"Therefore, following further discussions with the trust, we have agreed that cash will be accepted in the refreshment kiosks around the ground on a matchday.

"In addition, we will also take cash at the club shop and ticket office during normal business hours on Monday to Friday, so that match tickets can be purchased for cash in advance.

"The fan zone and Cross Bar will continue with the plan to go cashless, as well as the club shop on matchdays.

"We will use the next season to assess supporters' feedback on the changes and plan accordingly going forward.

"Again, we are sorry for the way this was handled and will ensure that any future changes are dealt with more appropriately, incorporating broader supporter input."

Before the U-turn was revealed this morning, the trust voiced concerns over the move and said it was consulting with the AFC hierarchy.

A statement said: "We are actively talking to the other owners about their decision of this and understand the position of the fans.

"We have reiterated our feelings on this with the evidence of the reception it has had from the fan base. We strongly disagree with the scope and speed of the change."

Barrow CEO Levi Gill had explained that it was believed a cashless stadium would provide a better experience for Bluebirds supporters.

He said it could lead to 'improved hygiene, reduced queuing times, an overall increase in payment options'.