The players becoming ‘addicted to winning’ has played a big part in Barrow AFC’s rise to the top of the National League, according to manager Ian Evatt.

It has been a stunning turnaround from the Bluebirds since the beginning of the season, as they have turned losing six of their opening nine games, throwing most of those results away in the process, into a distant memory.

Since then, AFC have won ten out of their last 11 league games, showing not just the quality on the ball that they’ve become renowned for in the division, but also adding a grittier mind-set when out of possession.

It has allowed them to start grinding out results when not at their best, but there’s no doubt they were absolutely on top of their game in last Saturday’s 3-0 win at Notts County, which was arguably their biggest statement of the campaign so far.

Evatt said: “They have a desire and a will to win. They’re addicted to winning and I love that – I was like that as a player. I was just addicted to winning because it’s massive to win football matches on the Saturday.”

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