Defender Brad Barry believes there are not many teams in the National League capable of producing the sort of passing style that Barrow AFC have implemented.

Barry, who signed for the Bluebirds from Chesterfield during the summer, came up against his future club twice in the last campaign; once for the Spireites and once while on loan at Dover, in a match where AFC had 83 per cent possession.

Barry said: “It was rare to come up against teams like that. At Chesterfield, we tried to play and although we got the hang of it in the end, it was difficult.

“When I went to Dover and Barrow played down there, they were just popping it around all game and that’s what I wanted to be a part of.”

Barry impressed at right-back during pre-season and is pleased to have signed for a manager in Ian Evatt that trusts him to bomb forward in attack.

He said: “He’s said to the full-backs in the squad that he wants us forward and for us to leave the centre-backs sometimes, but he wants us to be working up and down, which is why we need to be at top fitness.”