GARRY Hill is happy with the form Ebbsfleet United are in ahead of their trip to Barrow AFC in the Vanarama National League tomorrow.

The Fleet won 2-1 away to fellow play-off hopefuls Harrogate Town last weekend and followed that up with a goalless draw at home to Hartlepool United on Tuesday evening.

Hill’s team sit directly above Barrow too, six points ahead and having played one game more, and the manager is satisfied with Ebbsfleet’s progress.

“You have to look at the picture from Saturday and Tuesday: going to Harrogate and Hartlepool at home and taking four out of six, if it had been the other way around, we’d have said that’s a good return,” he told BBC Radio Kent after Ebbsfleet’s midweek draw.

“As I said to the lads, we’re on another little run and that’s important. We go to Barrow, another tough game.

“All we can do is approach every game positively. We’re working with small numbers and hoping we don’t get injuries.”

Among those who have picked up injuries though is Cody McDonald, with the striker being forced off in the draw with Hartlepool.

Hill revealed plans to bring in players to boost the squad had been hampered by one target suffering an injury too.

Nevertheless, he is optimistic ahead of tomorrow’s game as Ebbsfleet aim to do the double over Barrow after winning 1-0 at Stonebridge Road in November.

“You just get on with it,” Hill said. “It’s hard to fetch the players in with the structure where we are. We’ve had one or two players which were very close over the last week to coming in.

“All of a sudden one had a reaction in training, he got a calf strain so that Khyber’ed that one. That’s how it goes.

“We know it will be tough at Barrow, they’re a good footballing side, but I think our away form has been quite encouraging. So we look forward to the long journey, that’s for sure.”