Rob Kelly has insisted that his players will be making the final day trip to Exeter City determined to round off the 2020/21 campaign with a positive result on the road.
The Bluebirds head to St James’ Park this weekend in a fixture which, in an odd quirk of history, mimics that of their final game in their last Football League campaign nearly 50 years ago.
Caretaker boss Kelly is fully aware of City’s need for points in order to try and snatch a play-off place but says the only agenda in the Barrow camp is to return home from Devon with the points.
“Yes, there are things at stake – for us,” Kelly told iFollow.
“I am only interested in Barrow and getting three points for Barrow.
“I might have a look afterwards, but the play-offs are nothing to do with us. All I am interested in is us going to Exeter, getting the result and then moving on. That’s my focus.
“People will talk about dead rubbers but there is no such thing as that in professional sport, in my opinion because we’re competitive and we want to win.
“I understand the interest – they need the result and there will be other games going on so I would rather a situation like that and I am sure it would be even better with a crowd in.
“It certainly makes for an exciting Saturday afternoon.”
Click here to watch our full pre-match video interview with Rob Kelly ahead of Saturday.