Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt is open to the idea of bringing striker Byron Harrison back to Holker Street, as he continues to train with the club during pre-season.

Harrison spent two seasons with the Bluebirds from 2016 to 2018, scoring at a good ratio of 32 goals in 67 appearances, although he spent of the second of this on loan at Sutton United.

The 32-year-old spent last season at Barnet, but he was released from the North London side after a campaign in which he struggled for goals.

Harrison already knows Evatt from their time playing together at Chesterfield, which is how the opportunity to build up his fitness with AFC came about.

He featured in the second half of last Saturday's pre-season friendly against Blackburn Rovers and with Evatt admitting his squad is still one forward light, the door has been left open for a possible return.

Evatt said: "It's not necessarily just me helping him out with fitness, we're looking at him.

"We need another striker, definitely. We only have one or two, if you include Dior Angus, that you can call out and out strikers - the others are more wide players.

"I would never say never because I really like Byron as a player. I think he's fully fit and he's had a bit of bad luck in the last couple of years, but I think the Barrow fans have seen before what he can do.

"He showed me in the second half against Blackburn, when he was one of the positives, exactly what he brings to the table."

Harrison played alongside Jack Hindle and Morgan Penfold as part of a front three in the second half of Barrow's 2-1 defeat against Blackburn, who controlled proceedings while he was on.

He was able to bring those two players into play with his hold-up work and Evatt is impressed with the levels of fitness from a player he first knew when Harrison signed for the Spireites in 2015.

He said: "I played with Byron for a year at Chesterfield and Byron asked if he could come and train with us during pre-season and he's looked great.

"I must say that in the second half him and Morgan were the two positives. The way he gets hold of the ball and brings other people into play is excellent and his first touch is immaculate.

"He welcomes the contact with defenders, he's strong, he's aggressive and he did great. I'm really pleased with Byron, he was one of the real positives."

Less positive was the news that defender Brian Wilson, who is training with AFC despite being out of contract, is doubtful for tonight's friendly against Furness Select with the injury that forced him off against Rovers.