BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild has praised the impact of Sam Bellis and Ged Garner who are currently out on loan.

The Bluebirds have three players from their first and B teams currently out on loan, with these all being forwards, Courtney Duffus, Ged Garner, and Sam Bellis.

Whilst Duffus has struggled with injury, Garner has hit the ground running for Morecambe, scoring three goals in six appearances for the Shrimps.

Meanwhile, Barrow youngster Sam Bellis has also impressed since going out on loan to National League side Kidderminster Harriers and has played an important role in their resurgence, with the Harriers winning four of their last five and two points from safety as opposed to being rock-bottom when Bellis' services were acquired. 

To begin, Wild discussed the impact that Garner has had on his loan club. 

He said: "I know Ged is a top player and I knew that if he got games he would score some goals.

"He was getting frustrated here and some of the comments from the fans did not really help him but I knew what a top player he was and I am not surprised that he has gone and done well."

Wild also detailed the benefits that Sam Bellis will get from his experience of non-league football.

He said: "He has started really well. He needed adult football, he needed some games of adult football to cut his teeth and make sure he is ready to come back here and have an impact."

Garner and Bellis are thriving on the pitch at their temporary clubs and Wild emphasised how the success of these Barrow strikers shows the amount of progress the club has made since his tenure began.

He said: "When I came in I talked about three-year cycles. Last year was about crisis management and dealing with that and the second year was about developing a plan and we looked at the whole structure of the football club.

"We have developed a plan and have tried to implement that plan as we have gone through the season and I think there is real progression on and off the pitch for Barrow this season.

"I know fans will look at the tangible outcomes and they want to be right up there at the end of the season and certainly so do we but if you just take a step back and look at the processes the club has gone through and how the club is set up now. It is a million miles away from when we walked in two years ago."