Barrow Raiders have announced another departure from the club.

Head physio Matthew Lippett will not be staying with the Betfred League 1 side ahead of the 2021 season.

Lippett is one of many names to leave Barrow this year, with his exit confirmed in a statement from the club,

Raiders announced last week that four players had also left the club.

Wartovo Puara, Jono Smith, Perry Singleton and Lee Jewitt have all departed from Craven Park, with Matthew Lippett now added to that list.

The club stated that Lippett had given fantastic service.

However, the Raiders revealed that Lippett felt that he could not meet the time demands of the role and put the club first.

Despite this, Lippett has offered his services if the club are ever in need of cover for the job.

Speaking about the exit, Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey has credited Lippett for his work at the club.

Crarey said: “Matty has done a great job for us, as have his predecessors.

“He has been a great professional.

“Matty has got a lot of things on the go, so it was probably a massive strain on him and his family to continue working for us.

“Myself and all the lads want to thank Matty for all the hard work he has done at the club.”

In response to this, the club have acted swiftly.

Two joint replacements have already been signed by the Raiders.

Jenny Cross and Sean Riley have been brought in.

Riley was a former physio at Barrow AFC.

In what was described as a “coup” by the club, Crarey is delighted that Riley has joined.

Crarey said: “We have got Sean in, who was an ex-physiotherapist at Barrow football club.

“He has agreed to come on board with us, which is absolutely brilliant.

“It is a new chapter with someone who is a fresh face at the club.”

Cross already has experience with Barrow Raiders.

Having already provided back-up in the last few seasons for the club, Cross will now cover all matchdays for the Raiders.

Crarey is pleased that Cross will be staying at the club.

He said: “Jenny is very thorough and very professional.

“We have already worked with Jenny so we are comfortable with her coming back in and helping on matchdays.”

The RFL confirmed their plans for the 2021 season last week.

Although a definite start date is not decided, the RFL are keen for the early weeks of March.