Striker Scott Quigley believes Barrow AFC’s flowing style of play will allow them to cause plenty of teams problems in League Two next season.

Quigley finished as the National League’s top scorer in his first season with the Bluebirds, notching 20 goals to ultimately help Ian Evatt’s side to a dream promotion to the English Football League.

The 27-year-old’s arrival last year brought a spearhead to AFC that they had lacked up front the previous season, which went a long way to an improved end product to their neat passing football in other areas of the pitch.

It is far from unknown for teams stepping up from non-League to make a real impact in their first season in the EFL and Quigley sees no reason why that can’t be the case for AFC, in what will be their first campaign in the fourth tier for 48 years.

He said: “I had a conversation with a couple of the lads and we all thought that we’ll cause teams problems because we’ll have the ball for a lot of the time.

“Teams will want to go long against us and that would be good for us because we’ll just play them off the park, like we’ve done this year against people who want to go long.

“They will be a bit more effective in League Two because they won’t need as many chances before they put one away.

“We maybe got lucky sometimes in the National League in front of goal, whereas this time we’ll be coming up against a better class of strikers who will find the net more often.

“I think everyone is really looking forward to going into the unknown and just going for it as a team.”

Part of the new experiences for Barrow next season include sharing a division with Bolton Wanderers, a Premier League team as recently as 2012, for the first time ever, while relatively big guns such as Bradford City also await.

It’s not known yet when fixtures for the 2020/21 season will be released, nor when the campaign itself will begin, but once that information is shared it will start to feel a bit more real for Quigley, who can’t wait to play at a higher level.

He said: “At some time, you’re going to be playing in front of big crowds at Bolton or Bradford and there are going to be good atmospheres, but there’s a lot going on at Barrow and I hope we’ll be able to get even more fans back.

“Hopefully they will believe in us as a team, believe in the manager and we can have a good crack at it because you never know where we can end up, just like this season.

"With the gaffer behind us, I don’t see a reason why we can’t keep pushing on.”