Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt is hoping striker Dior Angus can produce more of the encouraging form that saw him impress during the second half of last Saturday’s game at Chesterfield.

The 0-0 draw at the Proact Stadium was Angus’ second appearance for the Bluebirds since he signed on loan until the end of the season from Port Vale earlier in the month.

The 24-year-old was able to get in the game more than during his debut against FC Halifax Town the previous week, with the players behind him able to sustain pressure on the Spireites after the break.

This enabled him to become more of a threat as the match wore on, with his speed and footwork taking AFC into several promising positions, while he gave Chesterfield defender Joe Rowley an increasingly tough time down the left wing.

Evatt said: “In the second half had the full-back on toast, driving forwards, and it just didn’t quite fall for him in the box.

“But we’ll see more from Dior because he’s a really good player.”

Angus wasn’t the only reason for Barrow’s second-half display, after the introductions of John Rooney and Jack Hindle as substitutes served to liven up what was previously a stuttering attack.

“We dominated the game in the second half – first half, they probably edged, but in the second half we were better,” Evatt said. “We’ll move forwards now and try to keep improving.”