New signing Junior Tiensia says he’s buzzing to get going and was drawn to Barrow due to the Bluebird’s ambition.
The 22-year-old left-back joined Barrow at the end of May following the end of his contract with National League side Solihull Moors but revealed he’s been on Pete Wild’s radar for quite some time.
Tiensia said: “I’m delighted to be a Barrow player, it was something that was done quite quickly and I’ve just been counting down the days until I arrived here and I want to thank Iain (Wood) and the Gaffer for the opportunity.
“To be honest it’s something I’d say it’s been in the pipeline for quite some time, but due to certain circumstances it just hasn’t happened, but my agent got in contact and said Barrow are interested…. so as soon as I heard we just wrapped it up as soon as possible.”
The former Moors player said he’s excited to be joining the Bluebirds, with the left back setting his sights high for his time in Cumbria.
He added: “The ambition of the club is something that really drew me to the club. There’s a lot of young players and a good mix of older players with experience.
“This is a club that wants to achieve something and doesn’t just want to sit around in this league and actually want to compete and I’m a competitive person and the Gaffer is a competitive Gaffer and puts out teams that want to win.
“I really want to achieve promotion with the group, the group is still being put together as we speak but I do believe with the Gaffer anything is possible.”
The 22-year-old also shared that he’s a quiet character off the pitch, but on the pitch, he’s hard-working and ready to sprint up and down the left flank.
He said: “As a person I’d say I’m very hard working, I’m very determined, I’m a loveable character in my opinion anyway, but I love spending time with my family and my friend and I’m quite down to Earth.
“As a player, I’m very strong, very quick, and love to get forward and I can also defend, love dribbling, love doing low crosses in the box, I’m just up and down the left-hand side really left back left wingback wherever I’m needed, anywhere on the left-hand side I’ll do a job there.”