Barrow AFC are hoping to line up more transfer deals ahead of tomorrow's 5pm deadline, assistant boss Rob Kelly says.

The Bluebirds want to further strengthen David Dunn’s squad before Saturday's trip to Harrogate Town.

And Kelly said they have irons in the fire ahead of tomorrow's cut-off for domestic transfers.

“There are one or two things that we’re exploring,” he said.

“There may be one or two additions.

“If there weren’t going to be, I would say definitely no, but we’re working on one or two things that we hope, over the next 24 hours or so, we might hopefully be able to get across the line.”

Dunn has previously spoken of his wish to add more competition in attack.

The manager and his staff were working on the situation at their new training base of Egerton Youth Club today.

Kelly said AFC were unlikely to see any departures before the deadline, after the recent loan exits of Morgan Penfold and Bobby Burns.

The Barrow chiefs are, meanwhile, hoping to have Saturday’s squad further boosted by the return of injured players as they seek a first league win of the campaign.

Kelly said things were looking brighter on the fitness front, with Matty Platt, Kgosi Ntlhe and Scott Quigley hoping to return.

The AFC No2 said: “We’ve got one or two back, nearly everybody training and we’ll dust ourselves off and have a look at everyone tomorrow.

“We’ve got a busy week, three games in eight days, and everyone would rather play than train - so people will get their opportunities and they have to be ready.

“Most people have trained, there’s one or two nursing a few bumps and bruises but we’re reasonably healthy.

“Platty’s close, Quigs is close, so we’ve got some coming back and will be around it.”

Kelly, meanwhile, said the Bluebirds’ new training facility should prove a big positive for the club.

Today saw the squad at Egerton, Knutsford, for the first time.

Kelly said: “Where we were before [Hopwood Hall]...we appreciated the facility but at times we were struggling - different surfaces, the quality of the surface, gave us different challenges.

“We’re able to get on a more consistent playing area now. I think it’s a good thing for everybody at the club, a little step forward which is important, particularly now the club’s moved into the Football League.

“We’re trying to attain a level of high standards and good consistency.

“It’s a little bit more of a private environment, too, so we can do a bit more video type work, the lads have their own changing room, and it creates a more professional environment, which is what we’re in and helps us with the small margins.”