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We Can Rise To The Challenge - Jolley

5 February 2021

A photograph of Michael Jolley Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
Barrow boss Michael Jolley
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We Can Rise To The Challenge - Jolley

5 February 2021

Michael Jolley has revealed there is a big excitement around the camp as Barrow prepare to finally return to home soil when they host table-topping Cambridge United on Saturday.

The Bluebirds haven’t played on their own patch since the 1-0 triumph over Scunthorpe United three weeks ago, so anticipation is building ahead of this weekend’s game.

Jolley is under no illusion as to the size of the task in front of his players as they welcome a Cambridge side who not only lead League Two but are also among the top scorers in the country.

However, the Barrow boss insisted that, although they would give due respect to their visitors, The Bluebirds are approaching the fixture with confidence that they can get three points.

“It’s a huge challenge,” Jolley told iFollow.

“I think you have to give enormous credit to Cambridge and to Mark Bonner because when he took over about a year ago they weren’t in the same position as the table as they are now.

“They have won a lot of games and obviously recruited really well in the summer with the likes of Paul Digby, Paul Mullin, Joe Ironside and others.

“Their front two have been a real handful for a lot of teams and that’s one of the main reasons why they’re top of the league so full respect to them and we know it is going to be a tough game.

“We’re at home though and our home record is quite good; we’ve been hard to beat so long may that continue.

“It’s been a little while since we last played at home so the boys are looking forward to it and we have some new faces who are excited to play there for the first time so we’ll be doing everything we can to win.

“On our day we’re capable of beating any team in this league so that’s what we’ll be looking to do.”

Click here now to watch our pre-match video interview with Michael Jolley in full on iFollow.

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