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Preview: Barrow v Grimsby Town

23 March 2021

A photo of The Progression Solicitors Stadium Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
The Progression Solicitors Stadium

Take a look at everything you need to know as Barrow prepare to host Grimsby Town at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.

Barrow v Grimsby Town
Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 7pm
The Progression Solicitors Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
Grimsby Town need to find a way of turning draws into wins if they are to clamber clear of relegation danger during the League Two run-in.

The Mariners find themselves ten points from safety at the base of the table, despite proving stubborn opposition in recent weeks having drawn four games in a row.

Paul Hurst, the man who led Town back into the Football League in 2016, returned as boss at the turn of the year and was able to strengthen the squad during the January transfer window.

However, a catalogue of injury woe has hindered Hurst’s efforts and he will be hoping for better news on that front as he looks to plot their route to safety in the coming weeks.

One To Watch
Lenell John-Lewis hit the net during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Mansfield Town, his second goal since re-joining Grimsby Town at the end of the recent transfer window.

The 31-year-old front man scored 30 goals in just over 100 appearances during two seasons as a Mariner between 2013 and 2015 and returned to the club after a strong start to the current campaign at Hereford.

John-Lewis’ experience, as well as his goals, could prove vital during the run-in if Grimsby are hoist themselves clear of trouble at the base of League Two.

Head To Head
Barrow will be aiming to break a run of three successive Grimsby Town wins in this fixture when they welcome The Mariners to The Progression Solicitors Stadium for the first time since 2015.

Indeed, Town have enjoyed much the better record in recent times when these two sides have met, and you have to go back to March 1968 – though five of the 13 games since have ended in draws.

Referee
Ben Speedie will be back for his second game of the season at The Progression Solicitors Stadium after previously overseeing our 1-0 win over Bradford City back in October.

The official, who stepped up to the EFL’s list of referees during the summer, was also the man in charge when our game against Grimsby in January was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Speedie has presided over 25 games so far during 2020/21, most recently on the whistle for Leyton Orient’s 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United at The Breyer Group Stadium last weekend.

Betting
Barrow have been installed as 10/11 favourites for three points tonight, with visitors Grimsby out at 3/1 for victory and a draw priced up at odds of 23/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.

Click here now to take a look at Sky Bet’s range of odds on tonight’s action.

Live Streaming
Match Passes to watch tonight’s game live on iFollow Barrow are now available so that you can enjoy every minute of tonight’s 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.

Click here now to buy your Match Pass for this evening.

Live Commentary
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.

Click here now to subscribe to iFollow Barrow.


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