Marcus Carver believes his recent loan at Skrill North side Barrow has aided his development as a player.

The 20-year-old has spent the last five weeks on loan at Holker Street, netting three goals in seven starts for the Bluebirds, including two to knock out Chester in the FA Trophy last weekend.

Although he is unsure where his next move will take him, the striker says his latest loan spell has been worthwhile.

He said: “I think I’ve really benefitted from it as I’ve scored a few goals and kept my fitness up.

“Last week’s FA Trophy win was great way to end my loan with two goals and sending the club through.

“It’s always good to score but by knocking a club in a higher league out, there’s nothing better.

His first goal came in a 1-1 home draw against Stalybridge last month in a match where he also received a red card.

Despite dropping down two divisions, Carver insists the standard is still very high.

He said:  “I wouldn’t say there’s a massive difference between League Two and Conference North.

“The majority of the players have played professionally so they know the game well and I’ve just been learning from the experience around me.

“I’ve learned that playing games at that level isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

“The game against Stalybridge was memorable for me, scoring the first goal and then the bad side getting sent off when really it was a harsh decision.”

After previous loan spells at Marine and Halifax Town, Carver is currently trying to finalise another loan move in order to gain experience.

But, the Blackburn born man says he would love to become a regular figure for his local side.

He added: “It would be great breaking back and becoming a figure in the ‘Accy’ line- up but at the moment, I’m just going to go out and get as much experience as I can to improve as a player.”