Barrow AFC’s Josh Kay has promised that the Bluebirds will be going all-out for one last victory in their final match of the season against Gateshead this lunchtime.

Easter Monday’s 1-0 victory over Hartlepool United guaranteed AFC a top-half finish in the National League and although there isn’t much to play for at the International Stadium, they still need a result to make sure of holding on to 11th place.

Barrow have headed to the North East with a good track record on their travels behind them, having only lost twice on their travels since the turn of the year.

Kay, scored a spectacular winner against the Pools, is hoping for another good away display and round off a positive week, in which manager Ian Evatt signed a new one-year contract.

Kay said: “We’ll go down there and try and ruffle a few feathers, as they say, and although they can’t get in the play-offs anymore, we go into every game trying to win it.

“There are no beach towels here – we want to go there and we want to win, so won’t be holding anything back.

“We have a very good record against teams in the top half, so hopefully we’ll go there and get the three points.

"We'll try and beat them and it just gives us that momentum going into next season."

Kay’s overhead kick against Hartlepool was his third goal of the season, although his teammates have been quick to point out to him that it was his first without the aid of a deflection.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old, who agreed a new contract with the club last week, is finishing the campaign in good form, with his overall display from the bench on Monday arguably his best for the Bluebirds since he signed from Chesterfield last summer.

With Evatt looking to build a squad capable of putting together a promotion push, Kay is keen to get himself fit and firing from the first whistle for next season.

He said: "I was happy to sign on here again - the gaffer's brilliant, the lads are brilliant and I can't wait for next season.

“We need to all come back fit, especially me – I was a bit off it the last time I came back and I need to put the work in now during pre-season and get fit.

“Hopefully we can kick on from there and make sure we can finish in the top five. I want to be up there and I want us to be pushing for promotion, and so does the gaffer, so let’s see what happens.