BARROW AFC have parted ways with coach Paul Murray seven games into the National League season.

The former Hartlepool boss was brought in by Bluebirds manager Darren Edmondson during the summer to work alongside him and assistant Alex Meechan.

He has stood on the sidelines for the opening fixtures of the campaign, working alongside Meechan during Edmondson's five-match touchline ban at the start of the season.

Edmondson would not elaborate on the reasons behind Murray's departure, making only a brief statement.

He said: “Paul Murray has left the football club.

“We wish him all the best for his future projects and we thank him for his help and his time at the club.”

There are no plans currently in place to find a replacement for Murray, with Edmondson and Meechan set to continue leading the team as a duo.

“We'll continue to take the football club forward, as we have done in the past,” added Edmondson.