Barrow AFC have completed the loan signing of experienced Burton Albion full-back Neal Eardley.

The defender has become Michael Jolley’s first Bluebirds signing after joining until the end of the season.

Eardley, 32, has featured 14 times for his League One parent club this season.

But the Wales international has now opted to link up with Jolley and his bid to lead AFC to League Two safety.

The defender could make his debut against Scunthorpe on Saturday.

He brings plenty of experience to the Progression Solicitors Stadium.

Before joining Burton last summer, Eardley enjoyed a successful three-year stint with Lincoln, for whom he made 140 appearances.

Prior to that he was with Northampton, Hibs, Leyton Orient, Birmingham, Blackpool and Oldham, having started out with the Latics.

Llandudno-born Eardley has 16 Wales caps to his name, having also played for the country at various age-group levels.

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said he did not want to deny the defender the opportunity to be playing first-team football.

“Neal wants to be playing regular football, so that’s why we have let him go out on loan to Barrow,” he said. “We thank him for his efforts, and wish him all the best while he’s at Barrow.”