Barrow fend off other clubs to retain star man Jamie Dallimore

Jamie Dallimore in action for Barrow

Barrow have re-signed star half-back Jamie Dallimore for the 2022 Championship season.

The 33-year-old has been a key figure in Paul Crarey’s side since arriving at the Raiders in 2016. He was nominated for the League 1 Player of the Year award this year.

Crarey said the Championship outfit fended off interest from other clubs to retain Dallimore’s services.

He said: “Jamie receives offers from both Championship and League 1 clubs on a regular basis, and the fact he chooses to stay with us year-on-year speaks volumes about his commitment to Barrow.

“A fierce competitor both in training and on the field, Dally is a proven match winner either with the boot or ball in hand.

“He will continue to mentor our younger half-backs and is a great character to have around.”

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Jamie Dallimore delighted to extend Barrow stay

He said: “I didn’t want to play anywhere else.

“The group of players we have here are special and mean a lot to me. The coaching staff have looked after me since day one. My family are happy and I’m happy.

“The squad is shaping up nicely. I played with Danny Langtree at Oldham and against him. He’s a very good player. He’s a well-established Championship player and a great lad. He goes about his business very quietly but on the field he is one of the best back-rowers. 

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“The squad is healthy. The whole back-line is full of potential. We are a strong squad and everyone will be fighting for a spot. It’s a good mix of young and old and it should be a good year next season.

“A major thing why I re-signed was because the fans have been good to me and my family since day one in 2016.

“They’ve been good to me and my family and are very good to the club. They turn up in numbers and it’s massive for the club. Hopefully this year with the calibre of teams coming to Craven Park, we’re looking to push 2,000 at every home game.”

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