Mark Cooper has enhanced his backroom staff ahead of the new campaign by clinching the return of Lindsay Davis as the Club’s Strength & Conditioning Coach for 2021/22.
Davis was with The Bluebirds previously, having joined Ady Pennock’s coaching team back in November 2017, and he brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Having first got involved in football with Oxford United, Davis then moved abroad to work at The Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain before taking a post working alongside Graham Rix in Trinidad & Tobago.
Davis then spent time in India before being offered a role with the Bangladesh National Team, whom he worked with as they competed in World Cup qualifiers and prospered at The Asian Games.
More recently, he was reunited with Pennock in Brunei, where he played his part on the staff as DPMM FC celebrated title glory in the Singapore League.
However, a return to England and the chance to work with The Bluebirds in the Football League was too good to turn down, and Davis is enthused by what he’s found in his first weeks in the role.
“I have been away from Barrow for a while and this is a very different club to the one I left when we had survived in the National League on the last day of the season,” he told us.
“Credit has to go to the Board, and everyone involved because to be playing in the Football League for a second season is an incredible achievement for the Club.
“It’s an exciting time to come in and it’s a world apart from where it was so I just can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into it and play my part in what we hope will be an enjoyable season.
“Pre-season is where you do all your work really, building bases for strength, endurance and fitness for the players to make them robust so we can limit injuries throughout the year, so it’s a really important period right now.
“Obviously, the gaffer governs it and you all work together to fit in all the bits and pieces you need around the tactical work, but it’s all so positive at the moment and it’s the perfect environment for us to get everything done.”