Rob Kelly is backing his players to shrug off the disappointment of Tuesday night’s defeat by getting back to their best for this weekend’s trip to Stevenage.
The caretaker boss refused to be too critical of the players as their four-game winning streak was brought to an end by the midweek 1-0 reverse to Grimsby Town.
Now he says the entire focus is on starting a new run and has insisted that nobody in the Barrow camp is resting on their laurels despite the recent good run of form.
“I was disappointed on Tuesday for the players but there was no lack of effort – it was just one of those games,” Kelly told iFollow.
“Of course, there are one or two things we have to tighten up from Tuesday’s game, but we move on.
“There was nobody thinking that we were done and dusted because we won a few games – we all know there is a lot of hard work ahead of us.
“There will be ups and downs, and I think it’s going to go the stretch which I have said from the start, but we’ve given ourselves a real fighting chance and that’s all we can do.”
This weekend The Bluebirds face another long roadtrip to take on a Stevenage side who have driven themselves clear of trouble on the back of an impressive run of results and clean sheets.
Kelly knows that his side can expect to come up against stubborn opposition at The Lamex Stadium but says that the preparation has all been put in place to give them the best chance to get a result.
“Saturday will be a different again; it’s against a different team who play in a different way but we’re aware of it and have done some work on it, so we’ll be ready.
“The games are coming thick and fast so we will prepare right to get everyone physically, mentally and emotionally set for the next one now.”