BARROW AFC have lost a second player in as many days, as Paul Turnbull joined Chester on a two-year deal.

Turnbull had been on contract at Holker Street, having triggered an extension to his one-year deal due to his appearances for the Bluebirds last term.

However, the former Macclesfield captain has followed Ross Hannah in leaving AFC and making the move to the Deva Stadium.

Turnbull made 31 starts and four substitute appearances for Barrow in all competitions during his season-long stay, scoring three goals.

Barrow boss Paul Cox retained only 11 players from last season's squad – with eight already on contract and three – including Turnbull – having extensions triggered. He also offered a new deal to Elliot Newby.

However, three of those men have now gone, with only former Wrexham forward Jordan White and Witton Albion winger Bradley Bauress coming in – leaving Barrow with 10 players on their books.

There is also thought to be interest in at least three of the contracted players from Football League clubs – though no definitive offers have yet been received.

A statement from Barrow AFC following Turnbull's departure said: “Everyone at the club would like to thank Paul for all his hard work during his time here, and wish him well for the future.”