Barrow AFC will finally get one of their games in hand out of the way tonight when they head to Solihull Moors and manager Ian Evatt is determined not to let what is a big opportunity pass them by.

Should the Bluebirds pick up the win at Damson Park, they will go seven points clear at the top of the National League having still played one game less than the teams directly below them.

They’ve had to wait just over a month to get their teeth into the Moors, after the fixture was initially called off just before Christmas due to a waterlogged pitch, and their hosts are desperate to get their season back on track.

At the time when the match was originally due to take place, Solihull were seven points behind AFC and hanging on their coattails in the race for automatic promotion.

Since then, even a place in the place-offs has been called into question, as their current one win in six games has dropped them to ninth in the table.

Evatt said: “We’ve got a big game to come - this might be a game in hand and it might be a free hit, but we want to go and win.

“After Boreham Wood on Saturday, it’s a different style of opposition with a different style of play that we have to adapt and overcome.

“The game was called off last month, which wasn’t ideal but we’ve got the opportunity to go there on Tuesday to get the job done. We’ve got to go there and do it and play a lot better than we did on Saturday to get the three points.

“We saw last week that we can’t take things for granted and we’ve got to be at the races week in, week out because this league is unforgiving and if we don’t turn up then we might get beat.”

The Bluebirds’ long unbeaten run was threatened during the last weekend by Boreham Wood, where they looked uncharacteristically leggy in the second half, which was possibly as a result of the virus that affected their squad last week.

Evatt said: “I just think it was down to how they prepared last week - some of them weren’t able to fully train because they’d been ill and that can happen to any football club.

“I’m not going to sit here making excuses, we just weren’t at our best on Saturday, but we’ve got to give credit to the opposition for that - that was probably the first time in a long time where I thought the opposition was better than us.

“It still said a lot for my team that they were a lot better than us and they’ve still not beat us, so maybe we’ve got that air of invincibility about us, but we’re not going to take anything for granted.”