Port Vale forward Dior Angus has been praised for his attitude by Barrow boss Ian Evatt.
Angus is on loan at the National League side for the remainder of the season and Evatt told the local media that the striker has been asked to rest an ankle injury for his own good.
I can’t criticise the player for that because it’s so good and refreshing to see that he’ll do everything he can to get on the football pitch…
Angus is out of contract at the end of the season and is aiming to build on a prolific spell at Nuneaton with a similar performance at Barrow in order to win a new deal.
Evatt commented: “I think with there being so little games left he just tried to rush back to try and earn himself a contract for next season.
“I can’t criticise the player for that because it’s so good and refreshing to see that he’ll do everything he can to get on the football pitch, but at the same time he needs to make sure the injury has healed properly.
“He needs to be able to do himself justice when he gets back on the pitch and, at the minute, the ankle’s not quite there.
“He needs to be patient, he needs to keep working hard, give it time to settle and I’m sure we’ll see him again before the end of the season, but for now he won’t be available.”
The 25 year-old has two goals in nine appearances for Barrow so far this season.