Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt believes his players will be heading to down to Bromley this weekend having put their rough patch of form from a month ago very much behind them.

The Bluebirds made it back-to-back league wins for the first time in 11 months by defeating Sutton United 2-1 five days ago and have now won three out of their last four going into Saturday’s game at Hayes Lane.

After suffering some late heartbreak at times this season, it was good to see Barrow hold out against some heavy Sutton pressure in the second half and pick up another three points.

With their passing game no longer clicking after a fluent first-half display, it meant they had to show a different, more dogged side to their game and Evatt thinks that will only help their state of mind.

Evatt said: “Obviously the players are full of confidence, at the moment.

“After a sticky patch, we’ve come out the other side and we’re now starting to hit some form, even though there’s still lots to improve on.

“On Saturday, we weren’t as good as we can be, but we still managed to win the game, which is important.

“Moving forward, we’re looking forward to Saturday where we can hopefully carry on this good run of form we’re on.”

Evatt accepts that Sutton had a right to feel hard done by, after they had two ‘goals’ controversially ruled out for offside in the second half, with Barrow 2-0 ahead.

The Bluebirds had got themselves in that position thanks to a superb strike from Jack Hindle and a flowing move that was finished off by Luke Burgess’ first goal for the club.

But despite having to play on the counter-attack, they still had plenty of opportunities to kill the game off and Evatt has reminded his side that they need to be clinical in front of goal if they’re not to be hit by a cruel sucker-punch from their opponents.

“We are a very young team and we are coming off a sticky patch of results,” Evatt said.

“That means when we’re winning games it might feel, to them, like it’s better to hang on, rather than carry on playing expansive football, as we do.

“But they have to realise that when teams have their good spells, we have to be even better and do what we do even more.

“We’re educating them still, they’re still in a learning process because we’ve only been going for three or four months and we’re still going to improve from where we are now.

“It’s just about showing the players the video and educating them what we require, as staff.”