Barrow AFC have already smashed the 1,000 barrier in season-ticket sales as fans prepare to flock back to Holker Street.

The Bluebirds are reopening their doors to supporters in 2021/22 after a Covid-affected first season back in the Football League for 48 years.

It promises to be a landmark season with fans at last back in the ground to watch Barrow in EFL action.

The 1,000 milestone was passed with more than a month still to go until the big kick-off in League Two.

It means the club are targeting a higher figure than last year’s 1,100 total by the time the campaign gets under way.

The 1,000th supporters to renew his season ticket for the new campaign was 26-year-old Adam Brown.

He has been a season-ticket holder for the last five years, having followed Barrow for two decades, having first come to Holker Street whilst helping his cousin run a burger van at the stadium.

Adam will be watching Mark Cooper’s side from the Holker Street End at the Progression Solicitors Stadium, and the Asda employee said: “I can’t wait for the new season now.

“I’ve got so many great memories of following Barrow already – the FA Trophy win at Wembley, the win over Notts County at Meadow Lane in the promotion season and winning promotion from Conference North all stand out.

“Hopefully we can create some new ones in 2021/22 because everything seems to be feeling really positive around the club at the moment.

“I used to get in for free and get a free burger when I helped out as a kid, but I don’t mind paying these days and I am sure it’s going to be worth every penny!”

Chief executive Levi Gill has described the season-ticket sales tally as “an incredible achievement” and said the club was grateful for fans’ support.

Barrow get their season under way with a trip to Stevenage on August 7 with the first home league game coming against Hartlepool a week later.

Supporters, though, have the chance to see Cooper’s new-look side at Holker Street before the Monkey Hangers clash.

Their first round Carabao Cup tie against Scunthorpe has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The Iron, managed by Neil Cox, finished second bottom in League Two last season, a place and two points behind Barrow, and the cup clash means they will form Cooper’s first home opponents.

It will also be the first time Barrow and the north Lincolnshire outfit have met in cup competition.