Ghanaian defender Festus Arthur has made his debut for English fourth-tier club Barrow AFC two days after joining the club on loan.

Festus played his first match on Saturday as Barrow were beaten 1-0 by Stevenage at Broadhall Way.

“Happy to have joined on loan at Barrow AFC and also happy that I have made my league debut!!

A disappointing result but we move forward and look to build as a team!!,” he tweeted.

Arthur has agreed to represent the Barrow until the season of the season, parting ways temporarily with Championship outfit Hull City.

“He’s big, he’s mobile, he can play in a couple of positions, he’s a talented footballer and I think he’s a good acquisition for our squad,” Bluebirds boss Mark Cooper told the club’s website.

“I watched him at Stockport, and I liked him. We had a little nibble at him when I was at Forest Green, but he was out of our reach really and he went to Hull, so I have kept track of him from then.

“It’s the right time for us because we’ve had an injury with James Jones and he’s still not right, and we’re probably a little bit light in the defensive area of the pitch, so it seemed sensible to bring one in.

The 21-year-old Hamburg-born is expected to help Barrow achieve their aim of moving up to the third-tier this season.

He started his career at Stockport and rose through the ranks to become a first-team before joining Hull City for an undisclosed fee in 2020.

Last year was a difficult one for him as he made just two appearances across all competitions.




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