Luke James has committed his future to The Bluebirds by putting pen to paper on a new contract which will keep him at The Dunes Hotel Stadium until the summer of 2023.
The hard-working front man joined Barrow on a permanent deal in July 2020, returning to the Club where he enjoyed a hugely successful loan stint at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
James played a huge role as The Bluebirds drove clear trouble at the base of the National League table, scoring seven goals, including crucial winners at Maidstone and Maidenhead.
He turned down the offer of a new deal at Hartlepool United in the summer of 2020 in order to clinch a return to Cumbria and he’s gone on to make over 60 appearances in the last two seasons.
James, famed for his constant running and harassing of opposition defenders, has been in good form in recent weeks for Mark Cooper’s men and was one of the standout performers during the impressive midweek win at Northampton Town.
“Luke had a bit of a disjoined start to the season when he was unavailable for a stretch of games and, every time he came back, he seemed to get a little niggle,” Cooper told us.
“But he’s back fit now and he’s a valued member of our squad because he absolutely works his socks off for the team.
“I think everyone has seen in his performances recently what he brings to us, so we’re pleased to get the deal done to keep him.
“He’s a great pro. He gets on great with the lads and, as a manager, you don’t have to worry about him for a second or be concerned about what he’s doing when he’s away from the Club.
“You know he’s going to look after himself and you can’t have too many lads like that around the place, so it’s brilliant that he’s going to be staying with us.”