Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt has warned some of his players that their time with the Bluebirds could be running out, following their 2-2 draw at Atherton Collieries in the FA Trophy.

AFC had to fight back from behind twice against the Northern Premier League side on Tuesday night, in a match where Evatt made nine changes to give his fringe players a chance to impress.

This had mixed results, with not all of those coming in doing enough to justify their selection, although there were some successes, with Oliver Greaves’ terrific cross producing the first equaliser for Jack Hindle before Morgan Penfold hammered in the second.

But with Evatt limited in regard to the size of his squad, he admitted he may be forced into making some tough decisions if certain members of his squad don’t shape up.

He said: “Some were disappointing and some have to understand the reason why they’re not involved, not in the squads [for National League games] and get better.”

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