Pete Wild has made his first move in the January transfer window, as Elliot Newby puts pen to paper on an 18-month deal, as he rejoins Barrow from Stockport County for an undisclosed fee .
This is Newby’s second spell with The Bluebirds, after first joining the Club back in 2015 under the management of Darren Edmondson.
Newby featured 15 times in all competitions during the 2015/16 season for Barrow and netted once; a goal on his debut, away at Grimsby Town.
After departing Holker Street early into the 2016/17 campaign, he enjoyed spells at Altrincham and AFC Telford United, before being part of the Chorley side that mounted a second half comeback to dump Ian Evatt’s Barrow out of the FA Cup in October 2018.
The pacy winger enjoyed three years at Victory Park, helping the Lancashire side to National League North promotion and a run to the FA Cup Fourth Round, before joining Stockport County on loan in February 2021.
After impressing on loan, the Barrow-born attacker signed a permanent deal with the Edgeley Park outfit that summer.
He spent time on loan at Pete Wild’s FC Halifax Town last season, before returning to his parent club to play a big role in Stockport’s return to the Football League, featuring in the decisive victory over Halifax on the final day of the 2021/22 campaign.
Elliot now rejoins Barrow, reunites with Pete Wild, and will wear the #7 shirt.