Barrow AFC have made their seventh signing of the summer after the arrival of midfielder Bobby Burns from Scottish side Heart of Midlothian.

Burns, who can also play at left-back, has joined the Bluebirds on a free transfer and has signed a two-year contract as manager David Dunn continues to strengthen his squad for the 2020/21 season.

The 20-year-old Northern Ireland under-21 international most recently played in Australia during a loan spell from Hearts at Newcastle Jets, which was ultimately cut short in April when the coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of the A-League season.

Hailing from Antrim, Northern Ireland, Burns played for the youth teams at Cliftonville before moving to Glenavon, where he made his senior debut aged just 16 on the final day of the 2015/16 season against Linfield.

He went on to score eight goals in 41 appearances for Glenavon and was nominated for the Northern Ireland Football Writers' Association Young Player of the Year award in 2017/18.

After completing his A Level studies, Burns signed for Hearts in the summer of 2018 and made his debut against Cove Rangers in the Scottish League cup before going out on loan to Livingston for the first half of the campaign.

Burns then played in a number of games for Hearts after returning to Tynecastle in January 2019 and was an unused substitute in the Scottish Cup final, which the Jambos lost 2-1 against Celtic.

He then went Down Under in September 2019 to play for the Jets, while he has earned ten caps with Northern Ireland under-21s to date and has ambitions of a senior call-up.