No rush to retire after Barrow exit, says Paul Jones

Paul Jones
Jones lifted the FA Trophy at Wembley after Barrow won the 2011 final

Paul Jones says he has no intentions of retiring, despite playing his final match for Barrow in Saturday's 2-0 win against Hayes & Yeading.

The 32-year-old defender ends a seven-year association with the Bluebirds over two spells at Holker Street.

"I'm a Uefa 'B' qualified coach, but I'm not looking into that at the moment," Jones told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"If something arises where I have to look at those jobs I will, but I just want to carry on playing."

Liverpool-born Jones, who began his career with Tranmere Rovers, has been on-loan at Droylsden since March, having lost his place in the Barrow first-team.

However, the former Oldham centre-half is yet to agree a deal, and joins hundreds of other out-of-contract players in seeking a club next season.

"You go into a big pool of players who are looking for clubs as well, so there's nothing for granted that I'll find another club.

"I've built up a lot of contacts over the years so hopefully I'll have done enough to have impressed someone that I've come across in the past.

"I'll look at my options then."

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