Marcus Carver Heads To Barrow

By on October 31, 2013

Marcus Carver has again be allowed to move out on loan by Accrington, with the young striker joining Non-League side Barrow on a one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old has played eight times for Stanley this campaign, scoring once, while he also spent time on loan at Conference Premier side FC Halifax Town earlier in the season, where he played five times and scored once. He spent time on loan with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Marine last season, scoring ten goals in fourteen games.

Stanley boss James Beattie feels Carver can benefit from a loan spell away from the Crown Ground, he told the club’s official website: “It’s a great opportunity for him to gain some experience and fitness to give him the chance to come back and stake a claim for a first-team place,”

Carver joined Accrington Stanley in May 2010 after signing a two-year apprenticeship and signed his first professional contract with the league two club in April 2012. He made his professional debut for Stanley on 28 April 2012, after coming on as a substitute in a 5–1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

Beattie added: “It would be unfair for us to rely on Marcus at the moment because he is such a young lad and hasn’t got lots of experience but there’s loads of potential there and he has lots of the attributes that I had as a young player.

“Marcus is wanted there, he’ll train with us as normal during the week and then go to Barrow and play rather than having nothing to build up to at the end of the week.”