NO late calls to agents, no last-minute medicals or signing of deals, transfer deadline day was a day like any other for Barrow AFC.

And Bluebirds boss Pete Wild was certainly happy that there was no need for any late swoops.

He revealed that there hadn’t been any plans for any incomings before the signing of striker Cole Stockton from Burton Albion, on a loan deal until the end of the season.

“We weren’t really going to do anything, and we ended up doing Cole, but that was just one that landed on our toes,” he said.

There were also two exits with Courtney Duffus joining Hartlepool on loan, while Ged Garner made a temporary switch to Morecambe.

All three of those deals were done long before anyone started looking at the deadline-day clock, and Wild says he was pleased with how things went.

“We like to think that in terms of recruitment we always know where we are going to go next, and that we always know what we are going to go after,” he explained.

“We don’t really want to be scratting around on the last day for what we want or what we’ve not got.

“So we are really pleased that our processes between our recruitment department, the football club and the owners have been good, and have been solid.

“That’s allowed us to get our business done in good time, and we are really pleased with how it has gone in this window.

“It’s credit to our recruitment team and all members of staff that we had processes to say if that happens, we are going to do that or we are going to do this.

“Like I say the processes have worked really well and that allowed us all to be sat on deadline day making sure we are planning on one thing and that was the game against MK Dons.”

Wild admitted that even the best laid plans don’t always work out, but he’s glad things certainly worked out in this window.

He added: “Sometimes you can be held to ransom, and you are waiting, or you’re waiting for a chain of events to get that player that you want and then that takes you to the last day.

“But we like to think we’ve always got all of our ducks in a line, and we know what we are going to do and where we are going to go.

“And because of that we think we are in good shape for the second half of the season.”