Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's game at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Barrow v Cambridge United
Saturday 6th February 2021, 3pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Cambridge United quickly emerged as one of League Two’s dark horses this season after getting off to a wonderful start which saw them taste defeat just once in their first nine games.
Mark Bonner was appointed as their permanent Head Coach last March following the departer of Colin Calderwood and his remit was to build a more attacking and entertaining side.
He could hardly have done a better job so far, with The Abbey Stadium outfit sitting proudly at the top of the table and among the highest scorers in any division across the land.
Back-to-back away games this week will offer Bonner’s men a significant challenge but if they can come through that test still sitting top of the pile they will feel really confident for what lies ahead.
One To Watch
Former Liverpool youngster Paul Mullin has been one of the main factors behind Cambridge United’s excellent campaign so far and the front man leads the way in League Two with 18 goals this term.
Indeed, the intelligent and mobile forward has hit the net 20 times in 30 games in all competitions, having joined the club permanently during the summer following a successful loan.
Mullin has struck up a dangerous partnership with Joe Ironside, who also hit double figures for the season when he scored in the win over Crawley Town last weekend.
Head To Head
This weekend’s game will be the 16th competitive encounter between Barrow and Cambridge United and it’s fair to say that the visitors have had the better of it over the years.
The U’s have triumphed in 10 of their previous 15 encounters with The Bluebirds, including a 4-1 win in their last trip to Cumbria back in September 2012.
Barrow’s last win over Cambridge came back in August 2009 when goals from Carlos Logan and Jason Walker secured a surprise 2-0 triumph at The Abbey Stadium.
The experienced Graham Salisbury will be on the whistle at The Progression Solicitors Stadium this weekend in what will be his first visit of the season.
Salisbury is now into his 20th season on the EFL list of referees and, as such, is among the most respected officials on the circuit.
He has presided over 18 games at various levels so far this term with his most recent fixture coming at Stevenage in midweek as he oversaw Exeter City’s 1-0 victory.
Barrow are an 11/8 shot in the minds of the bookies this weekend, with visitors Cambridge United are rated 9/5 and the draw is priced up at 23/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.
Match Passes to watch Saturday’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available so that you can enjoy every minute of the game against Cambridge United.
Season Ticket holders are still able to enjoy complimentary access to home games and your iFollow accounts should now have been upgraded.
We will also provide an audio commentary of Saturday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria who will describe all the action as it unfolds.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.