Blue Square Bet
Published 19th September 2012
....out of Holker Street on loan this week. With defender Matt Flynn and midfielder Alex-Ray Harvey back from injury it gives the Barrow AFC boss a squad of nineteen to pick from ahead of Saturday’s bottom-four clash at Ebbsfleet United.
“There will probably be one or two leaving this week, maybe one or two going out on loan, I haven’t decided yet,” said Bayliss.
“We don’t want to carry a squad of nineteen or twenty players, there’s no point, so maybe we will put one or two out (on loan).”
Striker Obi Anoruo is already eleven days into a one-month loan stay at Conference North Hinckley United, though it is not known which of the 21-year-old’s team-mates may also spend time away from Barrow.
Both Flynn, who can play at right-back and centre half, and central midfielder Harvey are yet to feature this season having been sidelined with cheekbone and knee injuries respectively.
Bayliss, who looks set to make changes to the side following last weekend’s 3-0 home defeat against top-of-the-table Newport County, said: “Matty Flynn and Alex-Ray Harvey will be back in the squad for Saturday and that does give us the option to change it round a little bit now.
“Flynny has probably kept his fitness better because he has been able to keep running with his cheekbone, whereas Alex’s was his knee.”
He added: “There will be a few disappointed faces as well because one or two of the players have not been up to standard this season on what they were last year, so I don’t think anyone has the right to complain if they are not playing on Saturday.”
On-loan teenage centre-half Tom Anderson, meanwhile, is continuing his recovery under the watchful eye of the medical team at his parent club Burnley after suffering concussion in the first half of the defeat against Newport.
Bayliss said: “Tom is obviously feeling a bit groggy. It all depends what the doctors at Burnley think as to whether they want to give permission for him to play Saturday or not.
“He had the cut he suffered on his head glued at the hospital. You’re not a centre-half unless you’ve had a few knocks and bangs like that!
“He is a lovely kid, and knowing him he will just want to get back out playing and get on with it.
“We really missed him in the second half on Saturday. He wasn’t himself in the first half but his presence and size on the pitch probably helped us.”