Barrow consider loan cover for injured Mike Pearson

Mike Pearson receives treatment for a broken ankle and leg at Middlesbrough in 2009
Pearson suffered a repeat of the broken leg and ankle he endured against Middlesbrough in 2009 in Saturday's FA Cup defeat by Rotherham

Barrow joint-boss Darren Sheridan says the club are pursuing cover for injured defender Mike Pearson after his double break against Rotherham on Saturday.

Pearson, 23, broke his leg and ankle just three months after a cheekbone fracture ruled him out for six weeks.

"We need to, if we want to push up the league, we've got to bring in bodies," Sheridan told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"We've got to make the squad stronger without Mike. We'll be looking at and talking to players."

Sheridan added: "We'll be trying, we're on the phone trying to talk to people."

Pearson's break was a repeat of the injury he suffered following an incident in the Bluebirds' FA Cup defeat by Middlesbrough in January 2009.

Sheridan sympathises with Pearson

That problem ended his season, although the Wales semi-professional international returned to start the following campaign having proved his fitness during the summer of 2009.

"We thought it would be longer last time when Mike did it, but he came back quicker than we thought," Sheridan added.

"He's that type of lad, and touch wood he gets that kind of result this time."

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