BARROW AFC has announced that Ollie Banks' contract has been cancelled by 'mutual consent'.

Banks became a Barrow player in January 2020 when he put pen to paper on a deal with The Bluebirds after leaving Tranmere Rovers.

In January 2022 Banks signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club. 

Announcing his departure, Barrow AFC said: "Thank you, Ollie. The club can confirm that they have agreed to cancel Ollie Banks' contract by mutual consent.

"We wish Ollie all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts in a Barrow shirt."

Banks began his career with Rotherham United, scoring on his professional debut in May 2011. While with Rotherham he spent loan spells at Sheffield, Buxton and Stalybridge Celtic.

Banks played an instrumental role in Rovers’ promotion from League Two in 2018/19, producing a series of consistent displays and memorable moments, including a stunning play-off semi-final goal against Forest Green Rovers.

Injury was to frustrate the schemer during the 2019/20 League One campaign, but he has made 19 appearances for the Birkenhead outfit this term, including as a starter in their draw at Stevenage on Saturday.

On Twitter, Ollie Banks said: "Just wanted to wish Barrow AFC all the very best for the future, I developed a great relationship with the fans and it was an absolute pleasure to captain the team.

"Always gave everything I had for the club on and off the pitch. Thank you for all the support during my time."

Banks initially came through the ranks at Rotherham United where he turned professional and scored on his senior debut in 2011, before playing at non-league level for the likes of Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough Athletic and FC United of Manchester.

However, in 2013 he jumped back into the EFL with Chesterfield where he spent three years before moving on to Oldham Athletic in 2016 where he notched up yet more senior experience prior to linking-up with Tranmere.