Barrow boss Pete Wild gives his thoughts before Monday's final game of the 2022/23 campaign against Stevenage at the SO Legal Stadium
Bluebirds boss Pete Wild says he wants his side to finish the Sky Bet League Two season in a strong manner ahead of our final fixture against Stevenage on Monday.
"We know there will be good atmosphere around the place on Monday because both sides have had successful season in their own right, but we have approached every game the same all season and this game is no different.
Stevenage sealed promotion with a 2-0 victory over Grimsby last weekend, but the gaffer is sure a tough test still awaits his side.
"We are in for a tough game, there is no doubts about that. I'm sure they will have had their celebrations after last weekend but they will want to finish the season positively, as we do. We know what is coming from a side managed by Steve (Evans) and have prepared for that. Our players know they have a point to prove after our result down at Stevenage as well, so we will be taking the challenge seriously."
Wild has guided his side to a guaranteed 9th place finish in League Two this term ahead of the final day, and he is keen for the Stevenage fixture to be a celebration of a successful season for the Bluebirds.
"I've been clear throughout the season that our objective was to finish as high as we can and to get as many points on the board as we can.
As we went along we ticked off the milestones, 50 points, then a top half finish and then a 9th place finish - that is huge progress for the football club and is testament to all of the hard work that goes on both on our side of things and on the work done day in day out at the stadium and in the offices.
I hope Monday can be a day where we finish on a positive note with a win and celebrate what has been a really successful season for the football club, to leave us all looking forward to what next season will bring too."
The Gaffer reserved a final word for the Bluebirds home support, who he hopes will back his side for one last time this season.
"We want to go out and give the supporters something to cheer about once more because we've had some really good days at the SO Legal Stadium this season.
The support both at home and away has been incredible and it has really been appreciated by myself, my staff and the players.
Speaking to people at the club who have been here through the years, we know it shouldn't be taken for granted that we are averaging over 3000 home supporters at home games and that level of support really does make a difference."