Neal Eardley has admitted he can’t wait to get going at Barrow after joining The Bluebirds until the end of the season on loan from Burton Albion.
The 32-year-old became new boss Michael Jolley’s first signing after he agreed a move to The Progression Solicitors Stadium, and he hopes his vast experience will help the squad during the run-in.
“I am really pleased it’s been done and I’m excited to come in and work with the group,” Eardley told us.
“I know a couple of the lads already in Chris Taylor and Jason Taylor, I used to play in the same Youth Team as them, so I’m looking forward to seeing those familiar faces and meeting everyone else.
“I spoke to both of them and they had nothing but good things to say about the Club and it probably helps to know a couple of people when you’re coming into a new dressing room so it’s a bonus.
“I am just really excited about it now and looking forward to getting in to training on Friday and getting ready for the weekend.
“I have been around a while now so I would like to think I will bring some experience to the group and just try to help the lads and the Club to move in the right direction.
“I am coming there to work hard and put in some good performances with the lads which will hopefully get us moving up the table.”
Eardley, who has played in all four divisions in England and won 16 caps for Wales, jumped at the opportunity to join the Club after speaking to boss Jolley over the phone.
Now the versatile star will go into contention for his Bluebirds debut when they welcome Scunthorpe United to Cumbria on Saturday in a big game near the bottom of League Two.
“The Manager phoned and made me aware he wanted to bring me to the Club and it was a really good conversation,” Eardley explained.
“I know quite a few lads who have played under him previously when he was at Grimsby and they all had positive things to say about how he works.
“I am just really excited to get on board now and looking forward to working with him and the rest of the lads, starting on Saturday.
“It’s a big game for us and It’s unfortunate the fans can’t be there, but in any home game it’s important we make it a difficult place for teams to come.
“Scunny will pose their own threats and, with the position they’re in, they will want the result so it’s up to us to do what we’re capable of and what we’re going to be working on to get the win.”