David Dunn has told his players they will all need to be right on their game this weekend when they travel to face Newport County in League Two.
The Bluebirds boss knows that The Exiles will form a big challenge for his side at Rodney Parade this weekend having firmly established themselves in the division in recent years.
Michael Flynn has done an excellent job during three years in charge at Newport, first keeping them in the division before transforming them in to play-off contenders.
Dunn is under no illusions about how big the test will be on Saturday, but he’s seen more than enough from his own squad to know they can return from South Wales with a result if they perform.
“Newport will be a really difficult game, so everyone needs to know their jobs and everyone needs to be right on it,” he told iFollow Bluebirds.
“They’re very organised, they’re a threat at the top of the pitch and will put balls in our box but they are also defensively very good.
“It’s a big job for us but if we play well then I know we’re more than capable of going there and getting a positive result.
“I know it will take a while for the lads to get used to the Football League and the demands of it, but I am confident about us with what I have seen from the group and I am excited about what lies ahead.
“I was disappointed we didn’t get three points last week but, as long as we learn from what happened, it will serve us well so we are looking forward to Saturday and a game we’re all ready for.”
Rodney Parade is known for being one of the loudest and most intimidating venues in League Two but Dunn has dismissed any notion that playing behind-closed-doors provides any kind of bonus for Barrow.
Instead, the Bluebirds chief is simply looking forward to seeing supporters of all teams returning to the terraces as soon as possible.
“Home advantage generally means a lot of fans against you so it might do us good or it might not,” he commented.
“But, from my point of view, I certainly want the fans of every club allowed back on their ground to start supporting their teams again.”