Ex-striker Danny Forrest apologises to Barrow fans


Former Barrow striker Danny Forrest has apologised to fans for not performing better during his time at Holker Street.

The 26-year-old scored just twice in 14 appearances, as injuryexternal-link and a loan spell at Guiseley limited his first-team opportunities last season.

"I'm sorry I never managed to hit the heights I have done previously," Forrest told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"It wasn't for lack of trying, I always put 100% in."

Forrest added: "Once I had a run of games and hit form at Guiseley, I was happy with what I did.

"If the season was 10 games longer, I could have given the fans and everyone at Barrow such as the manager 15 games.

"I just hope the goal at Mansfield [to earn a valuable away point] will live long in the memory."

Barrow released four players from their squadexternal-link at the end of this season, with Forrest among the quartet deemed surplus to requirements by joint-managers Dave Bayliss and Darren Sheridan.

"With regards to Barrow, the way it panned out and my relationship with Bayliss and Sheridan, I leave them as friends now," Forrest added.

"It won't be the last I hear from them, and the last they hear from me.

"Driving along to meet them, I did have a good idea really, I prepared myself for it."

The Keighley-born striker joined Barrow following his release by Crawley at the beginning of last season, and also lists Bradford and Halifax among his former clubs.