Striker Jacob Blyth has left Barrow AFC after negotiations over a new contract with the club were ended.

Blyth spent one season at Holker Street after signing on a free transfer last summer, which followed a year out of the game due to a range of injuries that had plagued him.

His Bluebirds career was delayed by a dislocated shoulder suffered in his first pre-season friendly for the club, but once he was able to regain fitness, he went to score three goals in 25 appearances.

His campaign was unfortunately ended prematurely by a hamstring injury suffered against Eastleigh on March 16.

Manager Ian Evatt said: "Obviously, we put a lot of eggs in his basket this season and largely, through no fault of his own, he struggled with injury.

"He had that dislocated shoulder in pre-season and then another minor injury before we got him back right and he came in and did really well and the team were flying.

"He then had kind of a form dip and then picked up another injury, so it was very stop-start for him.

"I must say that he's a fantastic lad, I really like him as a lad and there's definitely a player in there.

"We've seen that at certain stages, but we made him a very good offer which he was deliberating over and in the end I just think it's probably best that we part ways.

"We move on and we wish him well and wish him all the best because, like I said, he's a fantastic lad and it's been a pleasure to work with him."

Unquestionably, the highlight of Blyth's time with Barrow was his stoppage-time winner against Salford City just after Christmas that came in front of not only a bumper crowd at Holker Street, but the BT Sport cameras as well.

"That was great and we just wanted him to kick on from there," Evatt said.

"He was then magnificent away at Wrexham - it was a very good performance - and then in the next game he got injured again.

"If I had an unlimited budget, he'd probably still be here."