BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild has said spirits are high in the camp ahead of their first home game of the season this weekend.

The Bluebirds welcome Mark Hughes' Bradford City to Holker Street on Saturday, and after overseeing a dramatic 3-2 win at promotion favourites Stockport County on the opening weekend, Wild said he cannot way to see the home fans create a hostile atmosphere for their visitors.

"We're looking strong, we've got lots of confidence from last week," he told the club website.

"There were lots of areas that we needed to improve on, and some challenges we hadn't faced yet, so we've had all week to become better at our model, and I'm really excited for the weekend.

"The intensity of the squad and how they've gone about their business since we came in, and again this week, the levels have gone up.

"I think we all had a taste of what we all want on Saturday, and that's driven the standard of training this week."

Looking ahead to Saturday's game, Wild said: "I want our place to be a place where nobody wants to come and I think the fans can play a massive part in that.

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"I'm looking forward to hearing it rocking, I'm looking forward to hearing a hostile atmosphere for our visitors, and hopefully we can get the right result.

On their opponents, he said: "They're a team full of top quality players, and it shows the strength of our league that a manager with Mark Hughes' history wants to manage in our league.

"It's a massive club at our level, and they've signed very well, got some top players - it's another tough, tough test for us but one which we're absolutely relishing."

Wild also talked about signing Myles Kenlock this week. 

"We wanted two for every position and we felt like we were short in the left-back area, and to bring someone of Myles' quality who's played in the Championship and League One to the club again shows what we're trying to do here, that we pick the right people, with the right experience, and once we get him up to speed in the next couple of weeks, it's another player challenging for another position."

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