STRIKER Anthony Wilson is preparing to leave Barrow AFC by mutual consent to end his injury-plagued spell with the club.

The forward took to Twitter today to reveal that he is heading for the Holker Street exit door, and Barrow's chief executive Austin Straker confirmed the news.

Wilson's contract was due to expire at the end of the current season and, while it is understood that he verbally agreed a severance deal this week, he has yet to officially seal his departure by signing release forms which are being drawn up.

Wilson joined the Bluebirds on a two-year deal in the summer of 2014, but his first-team impact has been severely hit by injury, having undergone three knee cartilage operations within the space of a year.

While he made just 16 appearances for the club last term, he has made one National League start and five substitute appearances this season, when he has also sustained niggly injuries after recovering from his most recent round of surgery.

Straker said: "We're holding discussions over Anthony leaving by mutual consent.

"It's been a very difficult year-and-a-half for him and, should he leave, he will do so with our best wishes for his future.

"Things haven't worked out in the way we had hoped when we signed him last year.

"He's had a very troubled 18 months with injuries and the club have supported him through a number of operations.

"It's come to a conclusion that in order for him and for us to move on, he could well be leaving the club."