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King's Lynn Town defender Barrows happy to show his versatility in National League North

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Ross Barrows is hoping his defensive versatility will enhance Lynn's promotion push from the National League North.

Having spent the vast majority of this season playing at centre-half, Barrows has been switched to left-back for the Linnets' last two outings.

And the 22-year-old responded with an exemplary display as the title-chasing Linnets ended a run of back-to-back defeats with a goalless stalemate at Leamington on Tuesday night.

King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows. (27995729)
King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows. (27995729)

Barrows, who isn't fussed where he is deployed, said: "Obviously being back at full back it is a bit different, doing a lot more running has taken its toll, but it is good to get back out there and be a bit higher up the pitch.

"I have played all across the back three, back two, back four and just getting so many touches on the ball and playing both feet.

"But it is going to take that in this league - the last few games are going to be horrible, it is going to be physical so I am just happy to be playing wherever I need to do a job.

"I am ready to go back in and keep my shirt because obviously I knew that players are coming back fit now, obviously Smudgy (Chris Smith) is back now and is a lot bigger than me as a centre half."

Barrows admitted he is relieved to be back out on the pitch after a month of weather woes and a spate of postponements.

The Linnets only played twice in February and tomorrow's trip to Gateshead will be Lynn's first weekend fixture for five weeks.

King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows. (27995724)
King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows. (27995724)

"Obviously we are wanting to play and get these games over and done with, get on a roll and get that momentum back that we have had all season, but when you wake up in the morning and think 'game is on, game is on' and it is called off," said Barrows.

"But we have been training, the lads have been putting shifts in at training and working hard and been getting put through it, so we have come back tonight and put in a good performance, we were just lacking that little bit of quality and that match sharpness."

"I think we have dominated the game from start to finish really.

"In the end I think we were lacking that sort of sharpness in the final third. Obviously having not played for a while it was showing probably a little bit but we needed that game.

"It has been frustrating for everybody to be honest."

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