Bobbie Goulding to continue playing with Barrow

New Barrow Raiders player/coach Bobbie Goulding has confirmed he has not retired, and could well feature for the Raiders at some point this season.

The 42-year-old would be comfortably the oldest player in the division should he pull on his playing boots again, and he insists he still feels he can offer something to his new side as they continue their Championship campaign.

“I’ve signed a playing contract,” he said. “I didn’t finish playing on my terms and I really feel I can do something. I wouldn’t sign a playing contract if I didn’t.

“Watch this space, as they say. If we can get through Keighley in the cup and we draw St Helens at home, that would be a really nice way for me to go out.”

Goulding was also quick to reiterate he was not joking, and was deadly serious about the possibility of him playing rugby league once again.

“I’m serious. It’s not a mess about – I wouldn’t have done it if I thought it was, I’m serious in every thing I do.

“Let’s see what happens. I hope I’m not playing every week. I hope the half-backs take a grip of the spots that are theirs and they keep me out.

“If not, and I don’t get anybody else in, then I’m going to have to think about guiding the team around the field.”

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