We turn the spotlight on Tuesday night's action with a full and in-depth preview of our trip to Blundell Park (7pm kick-off).
Grimsby Town v Barrow
Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 7pm
Sky Bet League Two
Grimsby Town lie 17th in the League Two table, two places and two points behind Barrow ahead of this evening’s meeting at Blundell Park.
The Mariners have had an inconsistent start to the new campaign and their two victories so far have both come on the road – back-to-back successes at Cheltenham Town and Leyton Orient last month.
However, Ian Holloway’s men are without a win since then, though they did take a creditable point away at Stevenage on Saturday.
Their season has also been disrupted by COVID-19 and Town were forced to shut down for 14 days when their squad went in to isolation at the end of September, causing the postponement of three games.
One To Watch
Danny Preston has been an ever-present in the Grimsby Town defence since making a loan move from Nottingham Forest at the start of the season.
The promising 20-year-old has been a regular for Forest’s Under-23 side since he was 16 and gained some senior experience last term with a spell on loan at Alfreton.
A left-back by trade, Preston has impressed during his time at Blundell Park to date and will be hoping to continue that form when Barrow arrive in town tonight.
Head To Head
Tonight’s game will be the 39th competitive meeting between the two clubs and it’s Grimsby who have the best record by far – they’ve won 20 times in comparison to Barrow’s eight victories.
The Mariners completed a league double over Barrow the last time the two sides shared a division in 2015/16, winning 4-1 at Blundell Park in the August before running out 3-1 winners at Holker Street thee months later.
Barrow’s last in in the fixture came March 1968 when they enjoyed a 2-0 win over Grimsby when they visited Cumbria during the 1967/68 campaign.
Alan Young will take charge of tonight’s contest between Grimsby Town and Barrow at Blundell Park.
The official is now in to his third season on the EFL’s list of referees and has so far taken on eight appointments during the 2020/21 campaign.
His most recent outing came at The One Call Stadium on Saturday when he saw Mansfield Town and Walsall play out a 1-1 draw in League Two.
Young last refereed The Bluebirds back in 2015/16 when he saw us draw 1-1 at Braintree Town and then 2-2 at Lincoln City in a game which saw Barrow’s Nick Anderson sent off.
Barrow have been installed as 7/5 favourite to claim the three points tonight, with hosts Grimsby Town a 17/10 shot and the draw priced up 12/5 with our friends at Sky Bet.
Match Passes to watch this evening’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available – fans are reminded that Season Ticket holders do not get free access to away games.
You can buy a Match Pass to watch the action now priced at £10, while oversea supporters pay £7.
We will also provide an audio commentary of tonight’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.