Sutton United boss Paul Doswell has signed Barrow striker Byron Harrison in time for today's crunch clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Wrexham.

Harrison, who came on as a second half substitute for the Cumbrian side against the U's on Tuesday, has signed for Sutton until the end of the season and Doswell is pleased to land a striker he admits to trying to sign for five years.

”Byron’s a player I’ve admired and known for a long time," the Sutton boss told the club's website.

"I’m delighted that I’ve finally managed to persuade him to join us.”

The 30-year-old Wandsworth-born former Carshalton Athletic and AFC Wimbledon frontman scored twice against the U's when Barrow lost 3-2 at the Knights Community Stadium back in September and Sutton fans will be hoping he can forge a fruitful partnership with 16-goal striker Tommy Wright in the remaining 14 league games.

Today's visit of Wrexham is the latest test in what has been a punishing week for United who have shown plenty of character to pick up four vital points from trips to Dover Athletic and Barrow.

The U's put in an impressive defensive shift on a muddy surface to ensure Kieron Cadogan's 25th minute strike secured the points at Dover last Saturday, despite playing the last half an hour with only ten men after midfielder Harry Beautyman was sent off.

Doswell’s men could have been forgiven for having tired legs and minds after that energy-sapping victory but then had to make the arduous journey to Barrow just three days later for a rearranged fixture.

Despite going a goal down in the ninth minute to a deflected shot from former United midfielder Bedsente Gomis, Sutton battled back to equalise in the 72nd minute.

Cadogan fed Wright who demonstrated great composure to fire low into the net to earn United a point and reward the 13 fans who made the 630-mile round trip to support the U's on Tuesday night.

The point at Barrow lifts United to fourth in the Vanarama National League table, a point behind Wrexham who prepared for their visit to Sutton by training on the 3G surface at neighbours Airbus UK Broughton of the Cymru Alliance.

The Dragons are on a nine-game unbeaten run while the U’s haven’t been defeated in five league games.

The sides last met back in September when a spectacular last-gasp volley from striker Ross Lafayette earned the U's a share of the spoils at the Racecourse Ground.

Sutton United v Wrexham, Knights Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY, Saturday, February 17, kick-off 3pm.