Manager Ian Evatt will be recalling his top guns for Barrow AFC’s home game against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow, when they look to get back to winning ways.

Evatt gave main marksmen John Rooney and Scott Quigley the afternoon off for last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat against Barnet in the FA Trophy, while Josh Kay, Dior Angus and Brad Barry were all left out of the starting line-up.

Not only does the AFC boss have those players back with their batteries recharged, but he also has defender Sam Hird back in the fold after his recovery from a tight calf that had kept him out of the last two games.

Evatt said: “We rested Josh Kay and Dior Angus, although they played 20 minutes [at Barnet] because they were capable of doing that.

“They’re all fit and ready to go and the standard and quality they’ve shown in training this week has been exceptional, the best I’ve probably seen from us, so that shows me where they’re at mentally.

“We’re ready to go, we’re hoping for some decent weather at the weekend, when fingers crossed we can get the game on and go and win it.”

Dan Jones will be available to make his second debut for the Bluebirds after rejoining from Salford City on loan until the end of the season, while striker Jamie Soule, freshly signed from West Brom, could also be part of the matchday squad.

Evatt is pleased Barrow’s careful approach with Hird during his recovery has paid off after they made the decision to not risk making his injury any worse at the end of a busy run of games.

He said: “We make conscious decisions and informed decisions in terms of the information the medical department gives to me and the feedback from the player himself.

“It was a massive risk playing Sam against Dover, so we decided not to and hopefully we’ll reap the benefit of that this weekend because he is back fit and ready to go.”