JOSH Kay has handed Barrow AFC a further boost by becoming the latest member of the squad to agree to stay with the club.

The wide-man has agreed to the terms of a second-year option of his contract, having become an established member of the team after joining following his release by Chesterfield last summer.

Kay is set to return to the side today for the trip to Maidenhead United in the Vanarama National League and Bluebirds boss Ian Evatt is delighted with how the 22-year-old has adapted to his roe.

Evatt said: "He was one of those who didn’t really have a position when he came.

"It’s taken us a good while to figure him out, actually, that he’s not a central player.

"He needs to play wide because of his energy, his athleticism and the way he can cross a ball.

"We’ve looked at that and we think at wing-back or on the left of a front three suits Josh really well.”

Meanwhile, Evatt is eager for his side to cut out the sloppy spells which have cost them in recent games.

“We need to do the ugly side of the game, first and foremost, because that’s the way Maidenhead play," said Evatt.

“We have to stand up to that and be counted and then hopefully, our good play will at some stage take over."