BARROW AFC go into tomorrow’s match against Bromley without a goal in four games, but striker Dior Angus has revealed how manager Ian Evatt has prevented that from playing on their minds.

The Bluebirds last found the net in their final match of 2018, when Jacob Blyth’s header in the fourth-minute of stoppage time gave them a dramatic 3-2 victory over promotion-chasing Salford City.

The performances from them have been a mixed bag since, with disappointing displays against Havant & Waterlooville and FC Halifax Town being balanced out by encouraging ones against AFC Fylde and Chesterfield.

Defensively, Barrow have been impressive too, keeping eight clean sheets in their last 11 games. However, recent matches have seen them struggle to score.

Their clash with the Ravens, who are just below them in the National League table, at Holker Street will be Angus’ third game for the club.

And the words of encouragement from Evatt after their goalless draw away to Chesterfield just under two weeks ago mean he is feeling relaxed about AFC ending their drought.

He said: “We do need to score goals and the gaffer stressed that after the Halifax game, but then after Chesterfield he said that while we haven’t scored in four games, the way that we’re playing meant it’s coming.

“We missed chances that day we should have scored – as much as they should have scored, we should have scored ourselves.

“As a striker, I don’t really worry if I haven’t scored for a couple of games because I know that what I’m doing will get me chances and ultimately I’ll put one of them away in the coming games.”

Port Vale loanee Angus, who found the net 14 times during his time at National League North side Nuneaton Borough earlier in the season, will be hoping to be allowed more room to express himself than in his previous home game, his debut against Halifax.

The Shaymen’s deep-lying, resolute defence stifled Barrow’s attackers to the point where they could not manage a shot on target, with Angus unable to find space in behind and use his pace.

The 25-year-old is eager to exploit the opportunities he expects to get if Bromley play a bit more expansively, saying: “I think the way that they play will suit me a little bit more.

“I think teams now, knowing that we play football, come in and try to sit deep and stick nine or ten men behind the ball.

“Hopefully, we can go out against Bromley, they’ll be a bit more expansive and we can break them down and hit them on the counter attack.”

If Barrow are to manage that, they’ll have to do so with a slightly depleted attack, with the luckless Rhys Turner ruled out again.

Turner has suffered a torn groin which is set to keep him on the sidelines for another three weeks and Angus has plenty of sympathy for his fellow striker over the injury problems which have affected him.

“I was chatting him while we were eating some lunch the other day and he was just saying ‘I can’t get a run of games’,” said Angus.

“For whatever reason, I think some people’s bodies aren’t made for football and it’s normally ones who’ve got a lot of ability, as Rhys has, and it’s a shame.

“Hopefully, he’ll get it sorted as quick as possible and we’ll have him back in the team.”