Midfielder Jason Taylor wants Barrow AFC to put together another consistent run of results, starting with Saturday’s match against FC Halifax Town at Holker Street.

The Bluebirds went on an eight-game unbeaten run in the National League that moved them away from the lower reaches of the table and revived hopes that they can still mount a play-off push this season.

They kept clean sheets in the first five of those matches, while they defeated Solihull Moors and Salford City, as well as claiming two draws against fellow promotion-chasers AFC Fylde and one against Wrexham, during that run.

However, it came to a frustrating end against struggling Havant & Waterlooville and having waited almost two weeks to make amends for that, AFC’s players are now champing at the bit.

Taylor said: “We just need to get back to winning ways and we’re not concentrating on anyone, other than ourselves.

“We just need to get points on the board and see where it takes us, come the end of the season.

“They key for us is that we need to find consistency, which is something we struggled with when we were up-and-down earlier in the season.

“Obviously we had a good Christmas period, although we didn’t finish it off how we wanted, but hopefully we can get back to being consistent week in, week out for the rest of the season.”

The team against Halifax could have a fresh look to it, as Barrow have signed experienced defender Sam Hird from Alfreton Town and striker Dior Angus on loan from Port Vale since that 2-0 loss at Havant.

The fact that the Bluebirds have had such a prolonged gap between fixtures has helped the new arrivals to bed in and get used to the way the team do things, and Taylor believes the squad have done all they can to help them settle.

He said: “We’ve got a good bunch at Barrow, where everyone just fits in.

“Obviously, it’s a good bunch to come into because everyone is friendly and gets on, so hopefully they can become assets for us until the end of the season.

“The gaffer’s brought a couple of new faces in and that’s made the squad stronger, so competition for places is really hot at the minute and everyone is going to be kept on their toes.”