Barrow AFC will be fully prepared to face a team with a more direct approach when they tackle Solihull Moors at Damson Park, according to wing-back Josh Kay.

The Bluebirds faced a team that is as close to a mirror to themselves as anyone else they've faced this season when they came away from Boreham Wood with a 1-1 draw that they were happy to accept.

Solihull's success in the last couple of seasons has come off the back of a very effective game plan in which they get the ball forward quickly and put their opponents under pressure with crosses into the box.

However, it is that kind of style that Kay feels confident the Bluebirds can nullify, saying: "They're a direct side and this season we've dealt with direct sides really well.

"We've taken control of the games with our possession and moving the ball fast and tiring the opposition out, so hopefully we can go there and get a result."

The game against out-of-form Solihull is the first of two games in hand for Barrow, who have been running behind the majority of the National League ever since their home game against Dover was postponed in October.

Despite AFC's form, there's no guarantee of any results in the National League, so it's no surprise that Kay would rather have the points on the board instead.

He said: "We've been waiting to play these games in hand for a while, but we're taking every game as it comes and hopefully we'll get the win, keep picking up points and make that gap at the top as big as possible.

"We don't think ahead, we just think about the next game and getting the three points."

Kay struggled through the closing stages at Boreham Wood despite straining his hamstring slightly - he had no choice but to stay on as manager Ian Evatt had just made his third and final change at Meadow Park.

Kay said: "My hamstring went a bit tight and we were pretty much down to ten men because I couldn't move, so we had to weather the storm, but I thought the lads defended really well to dig out the result.

"Byron [Harrison] didn't even know I was hurt and he's flicked one over - I think if I was alright I probably would have been in behind and been one-on-one, but I couldn't really move. It was just one of those things."