David Dunn has revealed that the trust he has in his players is fuelling his belief that Barrow can be one of the surprise packages in League Two this season.
The Bluebirds kick-off their first Football League campaign in almost 50 years this weekend when they host Stevenage at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Excitement surrounds the Club, not only among the fans but also the players – many of whom will be looking to test themselves in the EFL for the first time during 2020/21.
But Dunn says that the division holds no fears for him or his squad and has insisted that the faith he has in their ability means he has no concerns over their lack of league experience.
“I want an athletic team,” he told iFollow Bluebirds.
“People might argue about the experience, but I trust the players we have. They have come in and done everything we’ve asked of them and I want athletic footballers who can cover ground.
“I don’t really want to go down the route of getting older, experienced players whose mobility has gone a little bit so I am pleased with the signings and the squad I have inherited.
“They’re a really good group – it’s like a breath of fresh air to come in and work with them every day, I really enjoy the way they go about it and their work ethic.
“We’ve watched Stevenage and we know they will be competitive, organised and make it tough for us.
“But, likewise, we have to go out and make it really tough for them and I think it’s got the makings of being a decent football match.
“I haven’t looked too closely but I imagine the bookies would have us down at the bottom of the league somewhere.
“That’s fine, we’re more than happy with that – our job is to go and surprise a few people and that’s what we’ll be looking to do all season.”