PAUL Cox was blocked in his attempt to sign former Macclesfield Town winger Lindon Meikle, but Barrow AFC's new boss could make another attempt to sign the attacker in January.

Meikle joined the Silkmen on non-contract terms in late September following his release from York City. He has now parted company with Macclesfield.

The 27-year-old has previously played under Cox at Eastwood and Mansfield and he impressed during AFC training. 

But, according to Cox, he was not permitted by the Football Association to join a third club at this stage of the season.

Cox explained: “We had him but because he had already played for two clubs (this season), the FA wouldn’t allow him to sign for a third.

“So we’re looking down the road at maybe the January transfer window and looking at it again.”

Meanwhile, Ian Rainford is to temporarily replace Pete Garbacz on the Barrow board with the new director also taking over the role of fan liaison officer.

Garbacz has stepped down for family reasons with his wife recently giving birth.

However, at this stage the switch is only temporary as Garbacz is expected to return to the board at some point in the future although it is not currently clear when that will happen.