James Jones has admitted that the Barrow players are now straining at the leash to get going as the Club’s historic return to the Football League creeps ever closer.
Jones and his teammates will put the final preparations in place on Friday ahead of the weekend meeting with Stevenage and he’s revealed that anticipation is building all the time.
The defender has settled in quickly after joining The Bluebirds from Altrincham during the summer and he’s delighted that the hard yards of pre-season are behind him and the season is underway.
“It’s been a long time coming and everyone is raring to go,” Jones told iFollow Bluebirds.
“I have been part-time for the last few years so it was a bit of a shock to the system and in the first couple of weeks there was some serious hard work to be done.
“Once we got through that, the games have started coming thick and fast and that makes time go a bit quicker so now the matches are here we’re excited to get going.
“This is what I have been working towards and to make that step straight in to the Football League is something I am relishing.”
The 23-year-old has sensed a real momentum in the camp since making the switch to Cumbria and he feels confident that Barrow can surprise a few people during the new League Two campaign.
“This is a Club that is only going in one direction,” he insisted.
“You look at the work being done on the ground, the players that are being brought in, the football that we play – there is just a buzz about it at the moment so it’s a great place to be.”