Barrow AFC have made their second loan signing of the week by bringing in West Bromwich Albion striker Jamie Soule to boost their attacking options.

Soule has joined the Bluebirds on an initial one-month deal from the Baggies for what will be his first taste of first team football.

The 19-year-old, who was born in Cheltenham, has been a regular scorer for West Brom at under-18 and Premier League 2 level for the last few years, while he played three times in last season’s EFL Trophy.

His form at youth level allegedly attracted the interest of German giants Borussia Dortmund, but he committed his future to the Championship leaders by signing a three-year deal in October.

Manager Ian Evatt said: "He's a young player a goalscorer whose very quick and sharp and makes very good movements around the box.

"He's similar to a Tyler Smith type of player. Comparison wise, the way he plays is very similar to Tye. He's very highly regarded, so we're very lucky to have him.

"In the January window, Lincoln and Cheltenham, who are both in higher divisions than us, were trying to get him."

On what makes Soule different to the other strikers at his disposal, Evatt said: "I just feel like we needed more of a natural goalscorer as an alternative.

"Obviously, both Dior [Angus] and Quigs [Scott Quigley] have been doing great and Olly [Dyson], Byron [Harrison] and Jack [Hindle] haven't been as consistent as we may have liked.

"It's good that we've brought competition in to push all the strikers to improve and get better, and Jamie is going to come in an do that - he's looked very sharp in training already."

Soule is the second player Evatt has borrowed from West Brom, following the season-long loan of defender Kyle Jameson (now with AFC Fylde) in the previous campaign.

Evatt had already brought back defender Dan Jones on loan until the end of the season from Salford City this week.