Michael Jolley says there has been an excitement around the camp as the squad get ready for a return to action for the first time in a fortnight at Bradford City on Saturday.
The Bluebirds boss knows that the players face a big challenge against a Bantams outfit that have been reborn under caretaker duo Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars having won four from their seven games in charge.
However, Jolley has been boosted by the arrival of seven new signings during the January transfer window and has revealed that he can sense a real positivity building behind the scenes.
Now he wants to see that optimism transferred on to the pitch when Barrow make their first trip to Bradford City in over 50 years this weekend looking to complete a first League Two double of the season.
“I think they’re arguably the form side in the division - the lads who have gone in there, Mark and Conor, have done a really good job,” Jolley told iFollow.
“They have some good players and they have added some more this week with Andy Cook, and last week with Danny Rowe so we know they’re a really good team.
“Equally, we’re excited to play the game; it’s great to get back out on the pitch after a little while and we’re really looking forward to it.
“I think they’re all big games now. We have 23 of them left, 69 points to play for and we know how many points we’d like to reach as that first base target.
“Every opportunity we have we want to add to that points tally so this is another big game for us, and we will play it as such.
“It’s great that we’re in the EFL playing against these kinds of clubs but we’re here on merit so we’ll go toe-to-toe with them and see what we can do.
“The lads are all in positive frames of mind and physically we’re quite healthy at the moment so we’re in a good place.”