Barrow AFC will be without two key and experienced players at Barnet tomorrow, with defender Sam Hird and midfielder Jason Taylor both sitting the game out through suspension.

The match at The Hive will be the second of Hird’s three-game ban for an off-the-ball incident in the win at Sutton United, and he will be joined on the sidelines by Taylor, who has been a consistent performer in the middle of the park.

Taylor picked up his tenth yellow card of the season in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Ebbsfleet United – the first of five AFC bookings in that game - and will sit out the next two matches as a result.

Manager Ian Evatt said: “They’re two very experienced players and it’s going to be a huge loss.

“I just find it difficult to believe that we somehow managed to get five yellow cards and them only two on the day. I’m scratching my head a bit with that one.”

Kyle Jameson, who was man-of-the-match last week, will surely partner Dan Jones in the centre of defence again, with Hird’s absence making the Bluebirds’ options at the back a little thin on the ground.

“Brian [Wilson] (calf) is still probably a week or two away from coming back,” Evatt said, “but Rhys Turner (hamstring) will hopefully be available for Saturday.

“Josh Kay’s hamstring looks like it’s okay as well, following Saturday, and he should be fit as well, so we’re looking good, numbers-wise.”

One player who won’t be available on the outskirts of North London, though, is captain Josh Granite, who has missed the last three matches with an ankle injury that has required the wearing of a protective boot.

Evatt said: “We should hopefully have him back for the last six weeks of the season.

“He is responding well to treatment, his ankle is really improving. We’ll take it each day as it comes, but hopefully he’ll be back at the end of March.”