Barrow joint-manager Dave Bayliss praised Danny Hone after the defender made his debut in Saturday's goalless draw against York City.
Hone joined the club on loan from Lincoln on Friday and the 22-year-old, alongside Phil Bolland, helped the Bluebirds to an important clean sheet.
"He does his job nice and simple," Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria.
"He heads it, defends when he has to, he's got a big future in the game but hasn't had a chance at Lincoln."
Bayliss added: "He's come here to get games and he did well with Phil Bolland today."
Another player to catch Bayliss' eye was midfielder James Owen, as the former Chester midfielder made his 14th appearance of the campaign.
"He covers every blade of grass, and does the things that Richie Baker and Jack Mackreth don't like doing.
"You need the players like James in the side, Robin [Hulbert] was the unsung hero for us, James has taken over that mantle.
"We're delighted with him and he's been superb so far."