Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt was pleased to hear the Bluebirds Trust reached their target in their Share Contribution Scheme last weekend.

The Trust had been raising funds since last November, after they declared an interest in purchasing a ten per cent stake as part of the new consortium that took ownership that month.

They needed to raise £50,000 to do so and thanks to the amount of contributions they have received in the last three months, it was a target they met last Saturday.

Evatt said: “Fantastic, I’m delighted for the supporters trust because they deserve it.

“They’re a great group, a fantastic group, who have been very supportive of me and obviously they’re on board now and we can make decisions, moving forward together for the best for Barrow.

“As I’ve said, this is going to be a place to be. I’m telling you this club is going places; whether it’s this season or next season, this club will be pushing to get back into the Football League very soon.”

The Trust have now opened dialogue with AFC in formalising the legal framework in purchasing the shares and will give an update on the timescale at their general meeting at Holker Street at 11am on Saturday morning.

Independent secretary Levi Gill has been proposed to become the Trust’s first director on the board, with the vote to decide whether he will officially be put forward being taken at the meeting.