READERS have reacted after Barrow AFC boss Mark Cooper said the club was on the lookout for a Scott Quigley replacement.

With The Bluebirds losing their top striker to Stockport County last month, Cooper has said he is looking for a young forward as his replacement.

One reader said: "Well gaffer you won't get anyone much younger or more talented than Dimitri Sea.

"What's wrong with Dimitri Sea?"

Trevor Dickinson added: "Yeah, I'll second that my friend, it is a known fact that people given a chance in sport or in life will fight to justify selection.

"Just look at Fergie at United when he gave the kids a chance, they would run through a brick wall for him.

"They never forgot what he did for them to this day.

"Come on you Blues."

19-year-old Sea joined AFC last season after leaving Premier League Aston Villa.

He has yet to score a goal for the Bluebirds, but his appearances in have been limited in South Cumbria, with some readers now tipping him to replace last season's top goal scorer Quigley.

During a fan Q&A Cooper told supporters that the club may have to wait until deep into the summer transfer window, if they look to sign a Quigley successor.

He said: The closer it gets to the start of the season – managers at bigger clubs will be finalising their final 22 and the players that don’t get into that will be available for a loan and that’s when you get some really good bargains.

“If you’re prepared to wait you might pick a really, really good one, or do we gamble on someone who is 28, 29 – is he coming to Barrow for his final pay day?

“I would prefer a younger one that I know is desperate to become a footballer, [who] might have his faults, but I know he is going to give everything he has got and I think that is what the Barrow fans want.”

The Bluebirds will face Stevenage this weekend as their 2021/22 League Two campaign kicks off at the Lamex Stadium.

It will be Cooper's first official game in charge of Barrow.