BARROW AFC's opposing manager has admitted the Bluebirds area 'going to be a challenge' in tomorrow afternoon's fixture.

Leyton Orient's manager Kenny Jackett spoke ahead of the game against Barrow AFC.

"We now get back to the league and to Barrow which is a tough away game, they have started very well, and Mark Cooper is an experienced manager, especially at this level and had a successful," he said.

"It looks like he has recruited really well so I look forward to the game as it is going to be a big challenge for us.

"We are looking to bounce back from last week.

"They are a good side, they are. But I always concentrate on my own team, and we have to be good enough whether it is home or away, top of the league, bottom of the league, we want to be the side that we aspire to be we have to handle any opposition.

"Concentrate on giving them problems rather than what they do.

"I have respect for them because they have recruited very well and the main issue with ourselves is to see if we can find more flow than last week."

Orient lost their last league fixture away at Port Vale 3-2, so they are keen to correct their mistakes from that game and 'bounce back' against Barrow.

"I thought we battled back in the second half and caused them a lot of problems but in the first half we gave the ball away a lot and they were counter attacking and getting chances, so we have to address that and realise it is all about ourselves developing and improving,” Jackett said.

"You have to be able to win at home and away and we will be looking to get out there full of enthusiasm looking to get the points."

They will be looking to continue their form and build on their win from the Football League Trophy on Tuesday night where they won 4-0 against Crawley.

However, Barrow will be coming out with a point to prove after taking an exit from cup competition midweek against Fleetwood where they suffered a 3-1 loss at home.

Barrow are only three places below Orient in the table at the moment and a win could see them leapfrog their opponents into fourth place, depending on other results.

The Bluebirds have won three of their last five in the league though and losing just one, a better record than Orient, which is something of a confidence booster going into tomorrow afternoon's game at Holder Street.

Kick-off will be at 3pm in Barrow and AFC will be keen to build momentum ahead of their game against Port Vale next week.