Barrow AFC’s survival bid is set to receive a boost with the return of Jordan Stevens this weekend.

Manager Mark Cooper said the former Leeds United man is back after more than a month on the sidelines.

The 21-year-old has been out since the January 25 defeat to Salford City.

But the midfielder could now return against Walsall this weekend to help lift Cooper’s side away from relegation trouble.

“Jordan is back available, which is a massive boost for us with his pace,” the Bluebirds manager told The Mail.

“He’ll be back involved in the squad.”

Stevens’ return will bolster a Barrow side who are seeking to end a three-game goalless run and a spell of five without a win.

They are back at Holker Street this weekend hoping to bounce back from Tuesday’s ten-man 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

It has not yet been confirmed whether Barrow have succeeded in an appeal to have defender Niall Canavan’s red card rescinded.

Cooper hopes to have the decision quashed so the January signing can continue in the Bluebirds defence against Michael Flynn’s Saddlers.

While Stevens is set to return, meanwhile, other injured players remain on the sidelines at the Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Joe Grayson and Tom Beadling remain out while Connor Brown saw a specialist in London on Wednesday.

On the experienced Brown, Cooper added: “We think it’s some kind of groin issue but we’re not quite sure – it’s not quite clear at the minute.

“He went to see a specialist to clear it up so we’re just waiting on the outcome of that.”