David Dunn admitted there was plenty to work on following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at FC United but said that things are still beginning to shape up well as the new season draws closer.
The third friendly run-out of pre-season saw Jack Hindle and Scott Quigley grab second half goals to put Barrow in the driving seat at 2-1 only for the hosts to hit back and tie things up.
However, Dunn was quick to brush the result to one side and focus on the bigger picture – that his players are getting their match-fitness and moving nearer to where they need to be with every day.
“I thought it was important that everyone got game time,” he explained when speaking to BBC Radio Cumbria afterwards.
“The lads who got the hour against Blackpool only got half an hour today so we mixed the teams up a little bit.
“It was important for Matt Platt and Josh Kay to get minutes under their belts and we need to get them up to speed quickly without breaking them down so I was pleased.
“We were probably a little bit sloppy at times but I am not going to read too much in to that because it’s a pre-season game and the main aim right now is to get fit and it’s all about what happens when the competitive games start.
“In a way, I want them to be going in to these friendly games tired. They’re feeling their legs and how hard the pre-season is – but they need to be fit to play in League Two.
“I see that there is quite a lot to work on and I think we need a few more additions – I’ve been happy with all the new signings but we probably need a few more just to help the lads.”