Barrow AFC will be heading to a fellow in-form team in Boreham Wood tomorrow and they’ll be doing so having added an extra attacking threat this month that has made them even more potent.

Dior Angus’ opening goal in last week’s 2-0 victory over Bromley was the latest in which there was a player in the right place at the right time after the ball had been fizzed across the six-yard box.

It’s an attacking weapon that manager Ian Evatt has been developing throughout his time at the club, but it is only in recent games where it has begun to be as effective as it is.

With the Wood unbeaten in their last 12 games, it’s unlikely they’ll be banking up in the way a lot of the Bluebirds’ opponents attempt to do against them, which could open up space for them to pick them off in the same manner as in recent weeks.

Evatt said: “It isn’t by chance, we do a lot of work in the final third in terms of getting on the end of crosses, but it’s the type of cross that we put in.

“We aren’t built to loop crosses into the box - I keep referring back to Man City, because I believe they’re the best and I believe Pep [Guardiola] is the best manager and how many times to you see Man City score that type of goal?

“You saw it on Tuesday night [against Sheffield United], in terms of Kevin De Bruyne just feeding the ball into that corridor of uncertainty between goalkeeper and centre-backs and there’s Sergio Aguero to tap it in.

“We’ve scored a lot of goals like that recently and that’s not by chance. We do a lot of work on that.”

The Bluebirds defeated Boreham Wood 3-1 when they visited Holker Street back in October, which at the time was their seventh straight league win; the catalyst of their climb to the top of the National League.

AFC have maintained their form ever since and head to Meadow Park unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions, but they’ll be up against a side in a confident mood themselves.

Evatt said: “I think a lot of their manager [Luke Garrard], I think he’s a good guy, first and foremost, but I also think he’s a good manager and a good coach.

“They’ve evolved and adapted over the time that I’ve been the manager of Barrow and they play some good stuff now.

“They’ve got some serious attacking threat and I think it will be a proper football match between two good teams.

“They’ve got a lovely surface down there, a big pitch that will suit us and also suit them. I think they’re going to come and have a go at us and we’re thinking the same thing about them, I think it will be a great game.”

Garrard has done a great job of putting together a team capable of challenging for the play-offs once again after the team that reached the final at Wembley two years ago was quickly dismantled.

“That’s the sign of a good manager, isn’t it?” Evatt said. “He had his team dismantled, they managed to survive last season and rebuild and this season they’ve kicked on again.

“Any team that goes 12 games unbeaten in this league is doing a lot of things right because it’s a difficult league, so credit to him.

“It’s great to see young managers at this level cutting their teeth and doing things the right way. They were a lot more physical and direct last season and now they’re more similar to us.”