Barrow will be looking to record back-to-back victories for the first time in the New Year as we travel away to 24th-placed Sutton United tomorrow.
Pete Wild’s men recorded their first victory of 2024 last Saturday when they defeated high-flying Tranmere Rovers 1-0, thanks to an incredible strike from Dean Campbell.
Our 1-0 victory over Nigel Atkins’ side means we’ve now played 12 games at the SO Legal Stadium this season, recording six wins, and six draws, and have kept clean sheets in six of our past eight home games.
Junior Tiensia is continuing his injury rehabilitation following his Ankle Ligament injury.
David Worrall and Luca Stephenson are both back in training having both been concussed away at Wrexham on New Year’s Day.
Saturday’s opposition Sutton currently sits in last place in League Two having picked up 18 points from their opening 25 games of the league campaign.
Former Manager Matt Gray was dismissed on the 19th of December following an 8-0 defeat to Stockport County. Jason Goodliffe then steeped up to the helm in temporary charge and picked up an impressive four points in three matches including a big 1-0 win over rivals AFC Wimbledon.
During the week former Premier League Striker and Cardiff City Manager Steven Morison was appointed as the U’s new boss.
Since Barrow’s return to the EFL, the sides have faced each other on six occasions and both teams have won two fixtures with the other finishing in a goalless draw.
United travelled to the SO Legal Stadium on the 12th of August earlier this season on what was a lovely summer day. However, things soon turned sour for the Londoners in the 13th minute when forward Harry Smith was dismissed for an off-the-ball stamp on Tom White. Despite being reduced to 10 men the visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute after Lee Angol raced through on goal and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner. Wild’s men completely dominated the proceedings and created a total of 18 chances but struggled to find a dessisive finishing touch until the 79th minute when Emile Acquah finished from a tight angle to level things up. Three minutes later up stepped debutant Jamie Proctor to poke the ball past the outrushing keeper thanks to a devastating through ball from Sam Foley which perfectly cut open the Sutton defence.
Paul Howard will take charge of tomorrow’s match. He has refereed the Bluebirds on four occasions and most recently took charge of our 3-1 triumph over Northampton Town in the FA Cup First Round.
Howard isn’t afraid to hand out bookings and has already shown 82 yellow cards this season alongside two red cards in 21 games.
Alongside him tomorrow is Conor Farrell, Adam Ricketts and Dean Treleaven is the fourth official.
The pricing for this game is as follows:
12 to 18 £7
Under 12 £0
12 to 18 £11
Under 12 £4
Tickets will be available to buy online right up to kick off and fans will receive a smart ticket via email. Fans will also be able to purchase physical tickets at the gate and these physical tickets will be priced at £2 higher across all categories excluding carers.