We take a look at some of the players past and present, who have represented both Barrow and Stevenage ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture…
Paul Farman was mostly Stevenage’s first-choice goalkeeper for two campaigns running from 2018-2020. In that time, he made seventy-five appearances, keeping many clean sheets along the way. In the most recent summer transfer window, Farman joined Barrow on a two-year deal. This season, he has so far appeared for the Bluebirds in goal twenty-three times.
Additional players in Barrow’s current squad to have appeared for Stevenage in the past include Kgosi Nthle and Remeao Hutton. Both featured at left-back during their spells with Boro, with Nthle appearing regularly in the 2016/17 campaign and Hutton featuring last season, on loan from Birmingham City. Nthle signed for Barrow in 2020 and has since appeared thirty-two times with Hutton joining a year later and making his debut against former club Stevenage.
The only current Stevenage player to have previously represented Barrow is Brad Barry. The Fullback signed for the Bluebirds in 2019 before making over sixty appearances and being a part of the squad who were promoted to The Football League in 2020. At the start of this campaign, Barry signed for Stevenage and has since started eight games. He scored a vital goal against MK Dons in the First Round of this year’s FA Cup.
Byron Harrison first signed for Stevenage ahead of the 2011/12 campaign before returning on loan four years later. In total, the striker made over fifty appearances and scored on thirteen occasions. After his second spell at Boro, Harrison joined Barrow where he enjoyed arguably his best scoring form. He departed the club two years later with twenty-seven goals to his name in roughly sixty games. He then resigned for The Bluebirds in 2019 but this time failed to score in twenty-nine games.
Central midfielder, Andy Bond joined Barrow back in 2006 before making over 150 appearances for The Bluebirds, scoring eighteen times. He helped the club achieve promotion to The Conference Premier in 2008 and was a key player in Barrow’s progression to The Third Round of The FA Cup in 2009/10. Bond signed for Boro in 2015 and went on to appear twenty times in midfield.
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