Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of this evening's big League Two game at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Barrow v Grimsby Town
Tuesday 26th January 2021, 7pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Grimsby Town arrive in Cumbria this evening sitting inside League Two’s bottom two but in the knowledge that victory over Barrow would see them leapfrog their hosts in the table.
However, The Mariners are yet to win since Paul Hurst returned to the helm to succeed Ian Holloway earlier in the month and have tasted victory just twice in the 18 games in all competitions since their 1-0 win over The Bluebirds at Blundell Park in November.
Hurst will be determined to provoke a response from his players tonight after admitting that their 3-0 derby defeat to rivals Scunthorpe United on Saturday left him feeling embarrassed.
He has been able to strengthen his squad with a trio of new signings since his reappointment and he has hinted at further incomings before the window shuts.
One To Watch
Grimsby Town will be hoping that front man James Hanson can quickly find his best form after returning to fitness after a frustrating season so far on the injury front.
The former Bradford City and AFC Wimbledon striker was back in action for The Mariners last weekend and will now hope he can find the goals to help move them up the table.
After coming through the ranks at Huddersfield Town and then Bradford, Hanson moved on to Guiseley where his prolific form earned him a return to Bradford and he went on to become The Bantams’ third highest scorer of all time with 76 goals in his eight years at the club.
Head To Head
Grimsby Town have enjoyed the better of it when it comes to games between these clubs over the years, having won 21 times in comparison to Barrow’s eight triumphs.
The Mariners’ 1-0 victory at Blundell Park was their third consecutive win over The Bluebirds, with our last success in this fixture coming by virtue of a 2-0 win in March 1968.
The two sides first locked horns in the 1920s when they competed alongside each other in Division Three North, while tonight’s encounter will be the 40th competitive meeting.
Ben Speedie will be on the whistle for the second time this season at The Progression Solicitors Stadium tonight when he takes charge of our meeting with Grimsby Town.
The official was elevated on to the EFL’s list of referees at the beginning of the current campaign and has overseen 19 fixtures so far during 2020/21.
His previous visit to Barrow came back in October when he presided over The Bluebirds’ League Two win over Bradford City on home soil.
Barrow have been installed as 10/11 favourites for three points this evening, with visitors Grimsby out at 13/5 for the victory and a draw available at a price of 12/5 with Sky Bet.
Match Passes to watch tonight’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available so that you can enjoy every minute of the game against Grimsby Town.
Season Ticket holders are still able to enjoy complimentary access to home games and your iFollow accounts should now have been upgraded.
We will also provide an audio commentary of Tuesday’s game when we link up with BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson and John Goodwin who will describe all the action as it unfolds.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.