Barrow AFC will feature on ITV next season - provided they stay in the Football League.

It has today been announced that the channel will show highlights from the EFL from the 2022/23 campaign.

It will include a highlights show on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings.

All three EFL divisions will be covered, while ITV will also screen highlights from the Carabao Cup and Papa John's Trophy - the controversial competition described as "exciting" by ITV.

The two-year deal with the broadcaster sees the EFL switch from Quest, which currently has highlights shows from the league.

EFL chief executive Trevor Birch said: “With 1891 matches played across the season, it’s crucial for the EFL that the very best of our match action is widely accessible and we are delighted that ITV will show highlights of our games for the next two years.

“As an experienced major broadcaster with a comprehensive sports portfolio, ITV’s commitment to high quality coverage will showcase the breadth and depth of our competitions to football supporters all over the country.”

Niall Sloane, ITV director of sport, added: "This deal brings viewers free to air coverage of one of the most unpredictable divisions we have in the Sky Bet Championship, the best of the action from Sky Bet League One and League Two alongside the exciting midweek competitions in the Carabao Cup and the Papa John’s Trophy.

"By offering highlights across our platforms, via our channels and on demand on ITV Hub, we hope football fans will enjoy our EFL shows from next season." 

There will be a Saturday 9pm highlights show on ITV4, repeated on ITV later in the evening and on Sunday mornings.

Highlights of midweek EFL fixtures, where a full round has taken place, will also be broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub.

ITV also promise "extensive coverage" of play-off games, highlights of Carabao Cup games and "a one-hour programme of highlights from the Papa John’s Trophy Final".

Barrow are 20th in League Two and three points above the relegation zone with 15 games remaining. They return to action at home to Harrogate Town on Saturday.

The Bluebirds have seen three of their cup games televised live three times this season by Sky and ITV.