Barrow can boost Adam Boyes career - Gavin Skelton

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

Barrow defender Gavin Skelton says he would not be surprised if the form of striker Adam Boyes has attracted interest from Football League clubs.

Boyes, 20, joined the Bluebirds on a free transfer during the summer after his release from Boston United, and has netted five goals in seven games.

"He's come to Barrow and scored goals," Skelton told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"People are going to be looking at Adam, perhaps to take him back into the Football League."

The Bluebirds struggled for goals last season, following the departure of striker Jason Walker to Luton in November 2010.

Walker accounted for 11 of the club's total of 52 league goals in Blue Square Bet Premier during 2010-11, and Boyes has already proven a prolific replacement.

"He's done well, he works hard for the team, and he's a goalscorer," Skelton said.

"He got a good move to Scunthorpe from York, they paid a lot of money for him to take him to the Championship, but it didn't work out.

"Obviously they've seen something in him, you can tell he's a young boy who knows how to play the game, he knows where he's running, when to lay it off and when to get in the box.

"He wants to do well for Barrow, but of course it's a platform for him to move up the league."

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