Sam Hird has insisted that the key for Barrow in order to drive themselves up the League Two table is to maintain belief and focus in the upcoming games.
The Bluebirds defender is experienced enough to know that things can change rapidly if the team can build on their positive run of results, but he has said that they must take one game at a time.
Hird knows that 2020 has been a difficult year on many fronts but, after helping to guide The Bluebirds back to the EFL for the first time in half a century, he is not prepared to let that status go without a fight.
“I think we will remember 2020 for the right reasons in that it has been a successful year for the Football Club,” Hird told us.
“We got promoted for the first time in 50 years, although it was a shame that because of coronavirus we didn’t get to celebrate it properly as a Club.
“However, at the end of the day, it was still a fantastic achievement and one that the players, staff and fans should all be very proud of. Being back in the Football League is big for this Club and the challenge now is to stay there.
“We’re not stupid, we know where we are and we know that the consistency of results needs to be better. We are all working hard to do that I think people could see that from the results in recent games.
“I am one of the senior players in the squad, so I just try and guide the group as do the other senior players, not to panic people but to encourage everyone to believe in themselves.
“We have a good squad, a good group of players and I think we’ve shown that and I just think we need to be more consistent and more professional.
“We have to keep the standards high day in and day out to give yourself the best possible chance of getting in the team and then doing everything possible to represent Barrow.”