Barrow have been considering a possible move for former Carlisle United star Jamie Devitt, their boss David Dunn has revealed.

Midfielder Devitt is hoping to secure a move away from Blackpool before next Friday's transfer deadline.

And Bluebirds manager Dunn said today that the Irish playmaker is someone he has considered.

Speaking on BBC Radio Cumbria about possible transfers after Barrow's 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient, Dunn said: "We have looked at Jamie.

"Let's wait and see where it goes.

"We have a couple [of targets] in mind. Let's see if we can tie them up before next week."

Dunn coached at Blackpool last season but seldom worked with Devitt at Bloomfield Road as the midfielder was loaned to Bradford and then suffered a hamstring injury.

Devitt's future has been the subject of speculation all summer with the 30-year-old having persistently been linked with a return to Carlisle without any deal materialising.

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley last week said he hopes Devitt can make a move that will get him the first-team football he wants.

Critchley said in The Gazette: “He’s had a bad time with injury in the past 12 to 18 months, so he’s doing his best to sort that situation out for himself.

"I for one hope he can because he’s desperate to go and play football again and we’re hopeful that can happen in the next week or so for him.

“He’s been brilliant to work with. He’s a really good professional, he understands the situation and he wants to go and play games, he wants to go and play football and he wants to get his career going again."