Barrow AFC have bagged midfielder Mike Jones from Carlisle United.

Jones has signed for the Bluebirds on a two-year contract and joins Luke James at Holker Street, after the former Hartlepool man began his second spell with the club.

The 32-year-old had spent the last four seasons at Carlisle and helped Chris Beech's side haul themselves away from relegation trouble before the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the 2019/20 League Two campaign.

Jones came through the ranks at his hometown club Tranmere Rovers and spent time on loan with Shrewsbury Town during the next campaign. After being released by Tranmere during the summer of 2008, Jones signed for Bury and went on to make 159 appearances, scoring 23 goals, during three-and-a-half years at Gigg Lane.

He signed for Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee in January 2012 before returning to League One to play for Crawley Town the following summer then moving back north with Oldham Athletic in 2014.

He made his way to Cumbria for the first time in 2016 when he joined Carlisle and scored his first goal for the club in a League Cup tie against Derby County, which the Cumbrians lost on penalties.

It was one of only three goals Jones scored in 158 appearances, although the last was a memorable long-range strike against Dulwich Hamlet in the first round of the FA Cup last November, in front of the BBC cameras.