ROB Kelly could be the right man to take the Holker Street hotseat permanently, says one Barrow AFC fan.

The 56-year-old has been placed in temporary charge of The Bluebirds following Michael Jolley's departure on Sunday.

Barrow fan and member of the Bluebirds Trust, Taylor Nelson, believes Kelly has all the right credentials to take over on a permanent basis.

He said: "It's obviously easy to say in hindsight, but I think it could have been a possibility to permanently hire Kelly after David Dunn left.

"When you factor in the brilliant win against Cheltenham and a great win against Port Vale – I think he did really well getting the most out of the players and for whatever reason Jolley hasn’t been able to get the same out of the players.

"Judging by the few games that we have had with him in charge and his experience elsewhere, assisting a lot of managers at great clubs and he has got a good CV – he's won a number of things, then if he is open to the idea of becoming our manager permanently and backs it up with results until the end of the season then I think yes."

Another Barrow supporter, who runs Twitter account Bluebirds of Holker Street, has offered his full support for the caretaker boss.

They said: "I want all fans to fully focus and back the current team and staff. Rob Kelly has my backing, he did a good job as caretaker first time around and rightly has been put in charge until the end of the season. A safe experienced pair of hands and some consistency amongst all the change.

"He’s highly respected, experienced and a very knowledgeable coach. He previously also took temporary charge at Leicester and Nottingham Forest.

"Let’s all get behind the club, team and Rob Kelly. Total focus on the next 19 games and then review at the end of the season."

Kelly won two out of three games during his previous caretaker spell.