It’s top v bottom in the National League tonight, but Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt doesn’t believe that will have any bearing on how difficult a task his team will face against Chorley.

The Bluebirds have made Holker Street more of a fortress in recent months, having previously struggled to pick up results consistently on their own patch for the the last two seasons.

But a big factor in Evatt not taking the Magpies lightly is the fact that, while they are still at the foot of the table, they head up to south Cumbria having won their last two games, as they backed up their victory at Chesterfield by defeating play-off chasing Torquay United 1-0 last Saturday.

They also spurred AFC into action in the reverse fixture at Victory Park in September by scoring the first goal, before John Rooney’s brace of penalties inspired a 3-1 victory.

Evatt said: “Them being bottom means nothing because it’s such a tight league and there’s not a lot in most games.

“We need to concentrate on what we do. As I’ve said many times, it’s not arrogance that I believe that if we perform to the best of our abilities we’ll every game because I think we’re that good.”

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