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Preview: Barrow v Harrogate Town

25 February 2022

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The Dunes Hotel Stadium

We turn our attentions to Saturday's game with a full and in-depth preview of Harrogate Town's League Two visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Barrow v Harrogate Town
Saturday 26th February 2022, 3pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

In Opposition
Harrogate Town arrive in Cumbria this weekend looking to build on an eye-catching victory at Bradford City on Tuesday night and improve their hopes of a late play-off charge.

Simon Weaver’s side have comfortably handled the step up to League Two after being promoted alongside The Bluebirds as Play-Off Final winners in 2019/20.

Town were relieved to celebrate victory in West Yorkshire after three games without a win – including a painful 4-3 defeat at Exeter City in which they had led 3-1 at one stage.

Their attacking set-up means they could yet emerge as dark horses for a top seven finish if they can get themselves on to a good run of form during the season run-in.

One To Watch
Harrogate Town fans were understandably delighted when Simon Weaver clinched a deal to take Sunderland youngster Jack Diamond back on loan to The EnviroVent Stadium in January.

The 22-year-old attacker had previously been recalled from his loan spell by The Black Cats but was then allowed to return to North Yorkshire at the end of the transfer window.

Diamond has come into some good form ahead of Town’s visit to Barrow this weekend, helping himself to four goals in his last five games, including one in Tuesday’s impressive win at Bradford City.

Head To Head
Harrogate Town are aiming to complete the league double over The Bluebirds for a second successive season when they travel to The Dunes Hotel Stadium on Saturday.

A pair of 1-0 victories last term earned Town six points and they also ran out winners back in August when two Alex Pattison’s goals helped them cancel out Offrande Zanzala’s opener.

Referee
Tom Nield will be on the whistle on Saturday as he makes his first trip of the current campaign to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

The official has been on the EFL’s list of referees since the start of the 2017/18 season and last oversaw The Bluebirds when we won 1-0 at Mansfield Town in October.

Nield’s most recent appointment came in League One a fortnight ago when he took charge of Wigan Athletic’s 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic at The DW Stadium.

Tickets
Tickets for Saturday’s game are available in advance online and from The Dunes Hotel Stadium which will remain open until 4pm on Friday.

On the day of the game, tickets will be available from 10am from Main Reception (card payment only) and from the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone from 12noon (cash and card payment).

Click here for all the information you need on buying tickets for Saturday’s game.

Live Streaming
There will be no live stream for fans living in the UK due to the restrictions around Saturday afternoon broadcasting.

However, fans who live abroad will be able to access live footage as normal and can pick up their International Video Match Pass right now for just £10.

Click here to add your Match Pass ahead of kick-off.

Live Commentary
iFollow is the only place that fans can listen to live online commentary of every game this season as we continue our link-up with our friends at BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin to describe all the action as it unfolds against Harrogate Town.

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.

Betting
The Bluebirds have been installed as marginal favourites for three points on Saturday at a price of 6/4, while visitors Harrogate are rated a 13/8 shot and the draw is available at 9/4.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of this weekend’s game.


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