John Rooney admits it's a great feeling finally to be playing for Barrow AFC in the Football League.

The midfielder is ready for his Holker Street return tomorrow having helped the Bluebirds to victory on his first away game back.

Barrow host Tranmere Rovers this weekend on the back of Tuesday's excellent 1-0 win at Northampton Town.

It marked Rooney's return after he rejoined from Stockport County on an 18-month deal, a year and a half after leaving the club.

"It was good for me to captain the team to get up in this league, and to finally play for the club in the league was big for me," Rooney told BBC Cumbria.

"And to cap it off with a win was fantastic."

Rooney's move back to Barrow was sealed on Sunday night after the club paid an undisclosed fee to National League leaders Stockport.

The 31-year-old hopes to pick up where he left off after his impressive efforts in the 2019/20 promotion campaign.

"It was good to get back out there straight away," he said of the midweek outing.

"The lads have beeen great with me since I came back in. I know a lot of the faces anyway, and it was great to start off with a win.

"The move all happened pretty quickly and when the manager spoke to me on Friday, told me what he had going here and his plans going forward, it was something I was really interested in."

Rooney says Barrow must take it "game by game" in their bid to climb the League Two table in the closing months of the campaign.

Of the game against second-placed Tranmere, he added: "They're a well-followed club who've been doing well this season.

"We've got to put in a performance like we did [at Northampton]. It was outstanding the way we defended as a team."