Bluebirds stopper Paul Farman has signed a new one-year deal to keep him at the SO Legal Stadium until 2024.
The experienced goalkeeper arrived at the start of the 2021/22 season from Carlisle United and has been a mainstay between the sticks since.
“I’m obviously delighted to extend my stay here, it’s something I always wanted to get done after a positive season so far.
I’ve settled in really well here over the past two seasons and I’m really enjoying it so there was no question in my mind about carrying on for another year.”
With nearly two full seasons under our belt in the Football League since he joined, Farman is quick to point out the steps forward the club has taken since he joined, making it an easier decision to stay.
“The club has come a long way even since I joined at the start of last season. With the training facilities, the stays up in Barrow before home games and just the way things are run, you can see progress being made all the time and that makes you more determined to perform on the pitch.
You can see what the Gaffer and Temps are trying to do here too which is a big driver for both me and the whole group, it’s a bit of a cliche to say that we’re part of a project, but it does feel like we are building towards something both on and off the pitch.”
On the pitch Farman has been virtually ever present since joining the club, something which is key to his enjoyment in a Barrow shirt.
“Obviously every footballer wants to play games, it’s why we do it. I’m grateful to be somewhere where I’m playing week in week out and that played a part in my decision too.
With lots still play for this season I just want to keep performing and helping the lads win matches.”
Manager Pete Wild was delighted to get the deal over the line “Paul has been one of the bedrocks of our season both on and off the pitch. He sets the standards for others to follow. He is a key part of what we are trying to do here and I am really pleased he has committed his future to the club!”