The Stanway name is returning to the football scene in Barrow after AFC revealed their latest signing on Thursday night.

Wyll Stanway, the brother of Georgia and an England C representative, will be joining the club on an initial two year deal subject to approval.

Stanway, a goalkeeper, arrives from Chester having kept 19 clean sheets in 46 appearances for the National League North side last season.

He said: "I spent a lot of my time when I was junior playing in the performance centre [at Barrow] as the years went on from probably under-12's to under-16's so I played right through.

"I've definitely kept a close eye on the club with me being a local lad and having friends who have played here over the years."

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His career has been on the rise as of late, having been called up to represent his country for a fixture against Wales in March.

Yet it has been a path that started in Barrow, with the journey now coming full circle following his recent move.

"It all just started as a mate who managed Furness Rovers - he was short one day without a goalkeeper and I said I'd stand in net for them.

"And here we are, since then it's just gone from strength to strength."

For Stanway, the upcoming season only has one goal that will see it become a success for AFC.

"I think promotion and play-offs is definitely in sight and I feel that, as a club, as a fanbase, as a unity, that's something we could definitely achieve.

"You can see the direction the club is going, and I am excited to be a part of this - I can't wait to get going."

Sporting Director Iain Wood explained that the signing of the 6ft 4 shot-stopper was a simple choice to make after his 'fantastic' season.

"Wyll has been on the club’s radar for quite some time," Wood added.

"The deal represented a great opportunity to bring Wyll back to Barrow to grow and develop within our squad."