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Barrow Preview - Readying for a Tuesday night in Cumbria

1 March 2021



Town will be looking to transfer their impressive recent home form away from The EnviroVent Stadium this Tuesday as they travel across country to face Cumbrian side Barrow.


The 1-0 win against Grimsby saw Simon Weaver's side move back into the top half of the table, now just five points away from the playoff positions.



In contrast, Barrow go into the game currently in the bottom two and suffered a last-minute 1-0 defeat at Bolton at the weekend.

Since we last met

Barrow were of course promoted alongside Town last season, going up as Champions after a hugely impressive season under the stewardship of Ian Evatt.

Earlier in the season Jack Muldoon's strike was enough to secure the points in what was out first game back at The EnviroVent Stadium.



Since then, the Bluebirds have dispensed with two managers – firstly David Dunn and then, most recently, his replacement Michael Jolley.

Rob Kelly has been put in temporary charge for the second time this season and prior to the defeat at Bolton steered the side to a 1-0 win at Oldham in his first game.

Since the turn of the year Barrow have won two and lost six of their eight games, scoring four goals in the process.

History

Having been a member of the Football League for half a century Barrow failed to earn re-election following the 1971/72 season, spending the years in between in the top two levels of non-league football before promotion at the end of the 2019/20 season.

During this time, the club lifted the FA Trophy in 1990 and 2010, becoming the only side to win the trophy at both the old and new Wembley Stadium.

The last time Town made the trip to face the Bluebirds they came away with an impressive 3-0 victory at the beginning of the 2019/20 National League season.



Ones to Watch

Town's impressive defence will be put to the test by Scott Quigley, who has netted eight times this season. Josh Kay is the second highest with four goals alongside Dior Angus who moved to Wrexham in the January window.

Like most sides, Barrow were active in the January window and both Ollie Banks and Jamie Devitt have come into the side as have Bobby Thomas and Mace Goodbridge, who arrived on-loan from Burnley.

Team news

Aside from Joe Cracknell and Mitch Roberts, who continues to progress his recovery from long term injury, Weaver has a full complement of players to select from.

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