Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt is hoping there won’t be a repeat of the fixture scheduling that led to his players having to make marathon journeys to Torquay and Dagenham & Redbridge within a matter of days.

Evatt was speaking after the Bluebirds managed to round off a gruelling week with a deserved 2-0 victory against the Daggers, which came despite a growing injury list.

With Sam Hird already out, AFC lost Brad Barry during the warm-up and were forced to bring off Dior Angus and Matt Platt during the course of an otherwise successful evening in East London.

Evatt is not happy his team had to undergo two 300-mile plus trips in such quick succession and believes it has contributed to the treatment room become much busier in the past week.

He said: “We wanted to right a few wrongs tonight. We are pretty much at the bare bones now we’re picking up injuries and I must say the National League have to look at this.

“My players – we’ve a small squad and a small budget – have had to travel to Torquay on the Saturday, play in atrocious conditions, come back, get on the coach again and travel down to Dagenham on a Tuesday night.”

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