Barrow AFC fans can expect to see plenty more improvement works taking place around Holker Street in the next year or so, according to the club’s chairman Paul Hornby.

The Bluebirds’ home was given a spruce up during the summer, with the Cross Bar being redecorated, as were the hospitality boxes, some of which have had windows installed, vastly improving their look.

Facilities have also been improved for AFC players and staff, with the tunnel, physio’s room and home changing room being renovated, while manager Ian Evatt now has an office he believes look less like ‘somebody’s front room.’

In the stadium itself, the Western Terrace has been flattened and a ‘fan zone’ has been set up in its place which includes better catering facilities, although a larger version is planned for a currently derelict area.

That is not all in terms of what is in the pipeline, as Hornby said: “We’ve only just started, really. We’ve had some consultants down to look at the Holker End just to see what we can do there.

“That was to see how the ground is, how it can be piled if anything needs to go, just to get an idea of costings, really.

“We’ve had some costings for some for some stand seating in the family area, although that will be a job for next summer, if anything, and then we’ve also got some ideas about developing the Popular Side.”

That area of the ground, which includes the Ray Wilkie Stand, is all terracing and only partly covered - good for sun worshippers during pre-season, admittedly.

It also houses the media facilities, while the Bluebirds Trust have set up their new shop in a container just to the right of the covered area, which replaced the ‘House on the Hill’ on the now demolished Western Terrace.

Hornby said: “We’re not really sure yet with what we’re going to do there. There’s a good bit of land to the back and that will probably be the last section that we’ll do.

“We acknowledge that the stand there needs some sort of refurbishment and if you look at other grounds, I think Leyton Orient were good on how they developed theirs, whether that’s flats or business units.

“We’re looking at some sort of development where we could maybe partner with a developer or a business where we could get our stand improved and then put some sort of structure at the back of it.

“It was always on the back-burner, but we’re now getting there and it’s of those things where if we don’t do it now, we’ll be in the same position as a lot of other incumbents here.”