While Barrow AFC will go into their match against Eastleigh next Saturday looking to end a run of five straight defeats, midfielder John Rooney believes they’ll do so off the back of a good performance.

The Bluebirds could count themselves very unlucky to come away from Ebbsfleet United with nothing to show for their efforts, as they went down to a 1-0 defeat despite dominating the game.

The latest reverse saw them drop to 17th in the National League and they’ll need to turn around their form quickly if they’re not to get sucked any closer to the bottom of the table.

Rooney said after the game last Saturday: “We want to perform the way we can perform and play the way we can play and we did that today.

“It was pleasing to be back to our normal selves, even though it’s always disappointing to lose, no matter how you play. You always want to get the three points.

“But we played some good stuff and I think that will give the lads a lot of confidence and a bit of a boost for our next game.”

Barrow will be hoping for a change of luck after penalty shouts for possible fouls on Jack Hindle and Rhys Norrington-Davies were waved away at Ebbsfleet.

Rooney said: “With Sniffer’s, I thought there was contact in the box and I’m not sure what the ref’s seen, but I thought the linesman was in a good position.

“Rhys actually got back up before the ref booked him – obviously I claimed for it, but I had their player blocking me and I couldn’t really see.”