After signing a new contract with Barrow AFC, striker Jack Hindle is looking to build on a successful first season with the club where he surprised even himself by finishing as top scorer.

The last campaign was Hindle's first in the National League after moving from Colwyn Bay, who play in Step Four of non-League football, but he handled the three-division jump better than many would have expected.

The 25-year-old ended the year with 12 goals and was rewarded by the Bluebirds taking up the option to offer him a new contract.

After over a month knowing his future was secure, Hindle signed a one-year deal, with the option for a further year, last Friday.

Hindle said: "They trigged the extension in April and I was fully aware I was staying and they've just rewarded me with an improved deal, which is what they think I deserve after the season that I had.

"I was top goalscorer, which obviously coming in from three leagues below I didn't expect to happen, but being a striker, I always back myself to score goals.

"I was quite surprised, though, with how many goals I did score, so it's just time to kick on now.

"I know what the league is all about now and I can't wait to get going again."

Hindle made a great first impression at Holker Street by scoring six goals by the time September was out and he admits hitting the ground running the way he did worked wonders for his confidence.

"I scored six in pre-season and then I scored four in August and it just felt a bit surreal to come from where I'd come from and for it to happen like that," Hindle said.

"Then I had a dip where I was getting used to it all and stuff had gone on in my personal life and it's just about adapting to it.

"I've learned from that now and hopefully if it will happen again, that if I do score a load of goals, in August then I will know how to adapt and adjust to it all because it is all about being consistent."