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"We're Really Pleased With The Signing Of Elliot" - Wild

1 January 2023

Thomas Lee Stacey

Barrow boss Pete Wild is delighted to have sealed the deal for Elliot Newby, with the 27 year old joining The Bluebirds from Stockport County on a deal until the end of 2023/24.

This is Newby’s second spell at the SO Legal Stadium, after first joining the Club back in the summer of 2015.

The Barrow-born attacker featured 15 times in all competitions during the 2015/16 season for The Bluebirds and netted once; a goal on his debut, away at Grimsby Town.

"He's come on a million miles since he was last at the Football Club" said Wild.

"He's gone away, vastly developed his game and is a player that ticks all the boxes for us.

"He is dangerous in those wide areas, he can beat people one-on-one, can really drive at the opposition and has an end product too."

Newby 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.

Newby has left a lasting impression on Wild, something which led the Barrow boss to ignite a reunion at Barrow.

"I had Elliot at Halifax last season, and he impressed me immensely.

"Not only is he a good player, he's a really good lad with a fantastic attitude.

"I actually thought [Halifax] suffered last season when he returned to Stockport, which shows the impact he can have on a side."


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