This season is only the 2nd ever season in the EFL for Barrow. Last season, 20/21, they finished in 21st place. The match that pretty much secured League 2 status for Barrow last season was their 2-0 victory in Nailsworth with just 2 fixtures left to play.
The Bluebirds are 21st in the table with 37 points from their 40 games. This has left Barrow precariously close to the relegation places – they are on level points with Oldham & Stevenage. Realistically, one of these 3 sides will be joining Scunthorpe in the National League next season. So Barrow have a lot at stake.
Barrow are pretty tight at the back – they have only conceded 48 goals. But they have struggled to score – just 34 goals scored – only Scunthorpe have scored fewer. Barrow’s home form has been slightly worse than their away form this season.
Barrow seem to change formation frequently and, with their new manager, it’s hard to predict their line-up. In Phil Brown’s first game they set up as a 3-5-2. One constant seems to be number 12 Josh Gordon leading the line.
Discipline has been something of an issue for Barrow – 5 red cards so far.