Defender Kyle Jameson knows Barrow AFC’s next couple of games represent a big chance for him to re-establish himself in the side, with several of the Bluebirds’ centre-backs currently unavailable.

Jameson made his first appearance for seven weeks in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Ebbsfleet United, with his performance at Holker Street earning him the man-of-the-match award.

The 20-year-old wasn’t injured during his break from action, but his three-match suspension from a red card at Havant & Waterlooville in the first weekend of January fell during a stop-start period in AFC’s fixture list.

He made his return to the line-up as a result of Sam Hird being given a three-game ban for an off-the-ball incident at Sutton, while captain Josh Granite and Brian Wilson were both out injured.

With AFC’s resources at the back stretched, Jameson looks certain to keep his place in Saturday’s match at Barnet, with the home clash against promotion-chasing Leyton Orient following next Tuesday.

Jameson said: “It’s perfect for me, but not for those three. Hopefully I can keep doing what I’m doing – training well, play well, keep my place in the team and go on a good run again.

“My legs were hurting after the Ebbsfleet game, but I got through it and we kept a clean sheet, which is what I’m in the team for. We kept our discipline at the back.”