Barrow AFC manager Ian Evatt has challenged some of his players to show him why he should be selecting them after some of those brought in for last Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Barnet failed to take their opportunity.

Evatt chose to freshen his team up for the FA Trophy third round tie at The Hive, making six changes from the side who started the loss at Dover four days previously.

The Bluebirds boss has since added to his options by re-signing defender Dan Jones on loan until the end of the season and has gone on record saying he is looking to bring in another striker for the season's run-in.

With key players set to return for Saturday's home game against Dagenham & Redbridge, some of those who played at Barnet could be in for a frustrating wait when it comes to getting another chance in the games that remain.

Evatt said: "The ones out of the team need to do more. When you're out of the team, as a football player, you always think you deserve to be playing.

"Well, if that's the case go out there and show me then. You've been given the opportunity to play football and to show the manager that you want to be in my team, which at the minute is top of the National League and seven points clear.

"I didn't see enough of them do enough to get in that team at the moment. I would love to be Barnet and sign Paul McCallum on loan, but the economics are that we can't afford to do that."