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Safety Must Be The Priority - Dunn

6 November 2020

A photo of David Dunn Jon Hobley (MI News & Sport)
Barrow boss David Dunn

David Dunn admitted his frustration but tried to find the silver lining after Saturday’s FA Cup tie was postponed due to some positive coronavirus tests in the AFC Wimbledon camp.

The Bluebirds boss was just about to apply the finishing touches to his preparation for the First Round encounter with The Dons when he got the call to say it wouldn’t be going ahead.

And while he has conceded that it’s not ideal to have the game postponed at such short notice, he is pleased that it gives him the opportunity to offer his players a rest over the weekend.

“We were out on the training pitch and just about to start doing some more work on our shape for the game so it’s disappointing for everyone,” Dunn explained.

“It’s unfortunate but it is what it is, and I think there’s a chance that clubs will suffer from these postponements here and there but we have to do everything we can to keep everyone safe and healthy, that's the most important thing.

“As much as we’re frustrated, we’ve had a packed schedule of late so this gives us a chance to let the players rest their legs, have a couple of days off and then come back fresh and ready to go again next week.

“We’re really lucky because we have Ryan (Sutherland) here at the training ground working really hard to ensure we have precautions in place, we’re doing the right things and we’re ticking all the boxes.

“I know lots of people in Barrow will know Ryan and credit to him for the job he does for the Football Club.

“We’ve had the EFL in this morning looking at the new training ground and what measures we have in place and I think they were impressed - and that’s down, in no small part, to his efforts.”


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