Former Swansea City striker Courtney Baker-Richardson has become Barrow AFC’s third signing in the space of a week as boss David Dunn further bolsters his squad.

The 24-year-old could be involved in Saturday's clash with Leyton Orient after joining the Bluebirds on what is understood to be a one-year deal.

Dunn has long been in the market for attacking reinforcements and the ex-Coventry trainee will now compete with the likes of Scott Quigley, Dior Angus, Luke James and Jack Hindle.

Baker-Richardson had been eyed by other clubs and recently trained with Charlton but has opted to link up with Dunn’s Football League new boys.

His arrival follows the captures of Yoan Zouma and Chris Taylor as AFC aim to register their first win back in the EFL this Saturday.

Baker-Richardson has not played a first-team game for nearly a year, injury having interrupted a loan spell at Accrington last season before the Covid-19 shutdown.

The frontman is keen to kickstart a career that included a promising four-goal spell for Championship side Swansea under Graham Potter in 2018/19.

He was released by the Welsh outfit this summer and Baker-Richardson said on the AFC website: “I’m extremely excited. I can’t wait to get back playing. It’s been a long time for me, after nearly a year out of the game with Covid and injury.

“I can’t wait to get the ball at my feet.”

Baker-Richardson started with Coventry before a spell in non-league, coming to prominence with a prolific spell at Leamington which earned his move to Swansea.

He played alongside Angus during their time with Redditch, while the striker says he needed little persuasion to join Dunn’s squad at the Progression Solicitors Stadium.

Baker-Richardson said: “He didn’t have to say a lot. We had a meeting a couple of days ago and I could feel good energy and good vibes from the gaffer.

“We share mutual targets that we want to achieve in the game and in life, so it was quite plain sailing in that way.

“Last year [with injury] was a minor setback but I’m hungrier than ever, I’m ready for it and I want to come here and prove a point.”

Baker-Richardson has been handed squad number 23 and is likely to be in the squad on Saturday, when Dunn’s side will be back at Holker Street to face 17th-placed Orient.

There could be league debuts for defender Zouma and midfielder Taylor after they featured in the EFL Trophy against Leeds Under-21s on Monday.