Defender Connor Brown is set to extend his stay at Barrow AFC.

The right-back is poised to hand the Bluebirds a further boost by committing to the Holker Street club ahead of the new League Two season.

Brown, 27, who made 18 appearances in Barrow’s promotion season, has been training with the squad and boss David Dunn confirmed that terms for the defender were now in place.

“Connor’s signing a new deal,” Dunn said.

The news means an extension of Brown’s two-year stint with the club after he joined in 2018.

The former Sheffield United and Oldham defender was previously with Guiseley, while he worked with Dunn during the Barrow boss’s time at Boundary Park.

Dunn has used pre-season to run the rule over both Brown and striker Jack Hindle, with Barrow offering the pair “terms of re-engagement”, enabling them to join in training with the incentive of earning a new contract.

Dunn said he will be weighing up Hindle’s claims closely.

On the two players, the manager said: “I know Connor, and I’ve met Jack before I came in and seen a bit of him last year.

“He’s a great kid around the dressing room, I really like his personality, and Jack’s coming in to try and earn that contract and let me see what he’s got in pre-season.”

Barrow have made seven signings already as they prepare for their first campaign back in the Football League for 48 years.

Ex-Man Utd midfielder Callum Gribbin followed Mike Jones, Tom Beadling, Matt Platt, James Jones and Luke James into Holker Street.

Dunn says he has so far been pleased with what he has seen from the players he inherited and those he has added.

“I’ve been really impressed with all their attitudes,” he said.

“That’s what you take from that first week.

“You see what they’re about mentally and what their characters are like during the running, because it is hard.”

Dunn expects every player to be desperate to impress in Barrow’s historic EFL campaign.

He added: “As a player you should be excited.

“Because quite a few of them haven’t played in the league, why shouldn’t they be?

"They should be excited about testing themselves against league players, and trying to show people that they’re better than them.”