Sutton (H) Reaction – Jamie Day

Assistant manager Jamie Day’s thoughts on our home draw with Sutton.

In his first game as assistant manager of the club, Jamie Day was on the sidelines as the Bluebirds were held to a draw against Sutton United. He spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson after the game:

On joining Barrow:

“The gaffer got the job in October and I had a few things I had to sort out at home down South at that time and whilst Ady asked if I could just do a couple of days, I felt like that if I was going to come up here I had to be able to commit 100% to help the club get to where it want’s to be. The gaffer wants to build and drive the club forward next season and I want to be a part of that.

I think the players are a good set of lads, they work hard but are perhaps slightly lacking confidence. I’ve been tracking the results since Ady took over and I think we have perhaps drawn too many games, we need to turn them into wins now.”


On his first game on the sidelines at the FBSS:

“I really enjoyed it, Sutton are a really good side and we knew it was going to be a tough game.

I thought the lads battled really well for 90 minutes and we were a little bit disappointed not to get three points, but it was a good start and it was a good game for me to see where the boys are at.

I think we had enough chances, and if you put one or two away then the game’s over. But against teams like Sutton, if you give them a chance then they take it and unfortunately they did tonight.

For us I think it’s a positive game and we need to build on that and get a run of games going where we get some wins from them.”

On Saturday’s game with Maidstone United:

“I think we will see how the lads come out of today’s game, there were a few that looked a little bit tired towards the end tonight, but they have all put a fantastic shift in and that probably warrants a start on Saturday. But we will see how they are on Thursday/Friday, and a positive is that we have a set of players where if you’re not playing and you get the chance on Saturday, then they need to step in and prove that they want to play for the club, and help the club climb up the table.”