Pete Wild says he wants to give the travelling Bluebirds a performance to return home happy with, as the Barrow boss previews Monday's Boxing Day matchup with Salford City.
“It’s interesting game, Salford are a team that want to be where we want to be at the end of the season.
“They’ve got some real experience in the team, and I think it should prove to be a really good football match.
“It’s definitely one we are looking forward to.”
When asked about what challenges Salford will present on Boxing Day, Wild said that the Greater Manchester outfit are a team who love having control of the ball and dominate the game.
“We can expect a team that plays both ways.
“Salford have the highest possession stats in League Two and they will want to dominate the football, but we know they can go long and evade the press if the need presents itself also.”
Wild’s Bluebirds come into this encounter off the back of a 1-0 home defeat against Swindon Town at the SO Legal Stadium last weekend, a game that the Barrow boss is only taking positives from.
“Across a full season, we are always going to lose games and we can always do better. We know where we need to be better, and we are constantly aiming to improve and be the best version of ourselves.
“We obviously didn’t get the result we wanted against Swindon, but we learned that we can make big tactical changes to positively impact a game.
Wild also mentioned about Barrow’s away form this season, one thing that he wants to improve upon.
“We know that, tactically, we need to be better away from home.
“We’re looking forward to a big bumper crowd and some more great travelling numbers from our fans.
“We want to give them a performance that they deserve.”
The Bluebirds have three games in eight days over the festive period, starting with the visit to the Peninsula Stadium on Boxing Day. After which, Tranmere Rovers will provide opposition for Barrow at the SO Legal Stadium on 29th December, and Rochdale will also make the trip to Cumbria on the 2nd January.
"We take each game individually, and it is a lot of work for staff, so it’s a credit to our backroom team on how much effort we put into preparation across a period like this in such a short space of time.
“We don’t take them as a three, we just see Salford, then Tranmere and of course Rochdale. We will give each game our best attention tactically and deliver the best game plan.
Finally, Wild wished Bluebirds everywhere a very happy festive period and thanked the Barrow fans for all their support this year.
“Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you all have a great Christmas.”