Barrow was the right choice - Adam Boyes

Adam Boyes
Teesside-born striker Boyes began his career with York City

Striker Adam Boyes has said that joining Barrow was the right decision for him, despite receiving offers from a variety of other clubs.

Boyes, 20, was the subject of interest from several sides, including Championship outfit Middlesbrough.

He told BBC Cumbria: "I went up there [to Barrow] for one day and they wanted me to play a couple games.

"I had to make a decision as quick as possible and I think I've chosen the right club."

He added that Barrow joint-manager Dave Bayliss was instrumental in persuading him to join the Bluebirds.

"I had a couple of offers from other clubs, but what he was saying was exactly what I wanted.

"He was saying that he was looking for a striker who could play up front in a three and I just thought that fits my game well."

Boyes has already netted his first goal for the Bluebirds, scoring in the 1-0 pre-season win over Lancaster City, when on trial.

He said: "There's no better feeling really, you don't want to wait too long to get your first goal so it was nice to see."

Boyes began his career at York City before signing for Scunthorpe United in 2009.

However he failed to make a single first team appearance for the club, and spent time on loan at York City and Kidderminster Harriers.

Despite a difficult period at the Iron, Boyes said that he benefitted from his time at the then Championship club.

"You're training with good players every day and you need to do the same as they're doing, so it does help you."

Boyes then joined Boston United in January 2011, scoring six goals in 17 appearances, before being released at the end of last season.

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