Sam Hird insisted that Barrow aren’t done yet and has challenged the players to back up their brilliant win over Exeter City with a strong finish to the League Two campaign.
The Bluebirds moved nine points clear of the division’s bottom two after overcoming the play-off chasing Grecians thanks to goals from Patrick Brough and Scott Quigley.
However, Hird says that although they can be pleased with their performance, there is no room for any complacency moving into the final six games of the season.
“They have really earned that victory tonight – they have done everything we have asked of them and more,” Hird told iFollow.
“We have set them up to be hard to beat, good on the break, exciting going forward which I think we are, and we offered all of that tonight in abundance so, over the course of the ninety minutes, I think we deserved it.
“The two goals we scored were good goals; we didn’t really have a lot of other chances but neither did they because I thought we defended very well, and we had to because they will probably get to the play-offs.
“I know the lads are disappointed to concede because they wanted that clean sheet but it’s the three points that matters, and now we have to look at how much we can move forward.
“The target is to stay up; we’re not there yet but credit has to go to the lads because they have worked their socks off - and that’s all of them, including those on the bench and across the full squad.
“That sort of performance, week in and week out, is what it takes to be a Football League footballer – it’s not always going to be pretty, and we have had to battle and scrap to get where we are.
“We’ll enjoy tonight and then go to Orient on Saturday looking to win that game as well.”