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Barrow star earns Doncaster trial


Barrow striker Jason Walker will join Doncaster on trial this week after impressing in Saturday's friendly defeat by the Championship side.

The 25-year-old will now play in a trial game and spend the rest of the week training with Rovers.

Barrow joint manager Dave Bayliss said: "We won't stand in Jason's way if he wants to go and they make an offer.

"It's good news for Jason, and for us too, but there's mixed feelings because we don't want to lose him."

The Blue Square Premier club will be entitled to a fee if Rovers sign the Barrow-born front man.

Bayliss said: "He's going to have a game on Tuesday and train with them for the rest of the week, then we'll see at the end of that.

He's quick, powerful, has a good touch and scores goals - he's the complete striker

Dave Bayliss

"If he does go, there'll definitely be a fee involved as he's our player for the next two years."

Walker was the stand-out player for the Bluebirds as they went down 2-0 to Sean O'Driscoll's men at Holker Street at the weekend.

The former Dundee and Morecambe man now has to prove he can make the step up three divisions to the Championship, but boss Bayliss believes Walker is more than capable.

"We've got a lot of young lads in the team now who can go on and better themselves and Jason's one of them," he told BBC Cumbria.

"He wasn't in the 16 when we took over but he's got every attribute you need to be a top striker - he just has to realise that.

"I think he can definitely hold his own in the Championship; he's quick, powerful, has a good touch and scores goals - he's the complete striker.

"We don't want Jason to go but if he does well there, we're not going to stand in his way."

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