BARROW AFC are resigned to losing Jordan Williams after allowing the winger to speak to other clubs.

Williams has attracted attention from several clubs on the back of some excellent performances on the wing last this season, with National League champions Lincoln City among his admirers.

Williams made a big impact at Holker Street after joining from Northwich Victoria. The 24-year-old has made 70 appearances – 67 of them starts – and scored 20 goals for the Bluebirds during his 18 months with the club, attracting interest last summer and in January from Football League clubs.

A statement from Barrow AFC said: “Jordan Williams has again been attracting a number of firm transfer offers from football clubs in both League One and League Two.

“Due to the level of interest and the opportunities that are opening for Jordan’s continuing development, the club feel that it is in his best interests for him to talk to the clubs involved and to make a considered and informed decision about his future. He is obviously very welcome to continue his development at the FBS Stadium.

“Jordan’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric and he values the help along that path that he has received from the staff at Barrow AFC, in particular Paul Cox.

“While reluctant to see any of our stars leave, the club would not wish to stand in the way of any player reaching out to their dreams.

“If he chooses to move on he would do so with our best wishes for the future and our thanks for the performances in a Barrow shirt.”

Striker Ross Hannah yesterday left Barrow AFC and returned to Chester City. Full story – page 37.