Barrow AFC will wait on the fitness of wing-back Brad Barry, who had to miss Tuesday night's match against Dover because of an unspecified injury, which is not believed to be serious.

Barry's absence in the 1-0 win against the Whites forced a reshuffle to the Bluebirds' line-up, with Josh Kay moving across to the right and Patrick Brough moving up from the back three to left wing-back.

It is hoped the 25-year-old will be fit to return for tomorrow's match at Sutton United, which will mark the second time this season that AFC will play on an artificial pitch.

Manager Ian Evatt said: "I don't think it's serious, we'll just have to monitor him. We haven't really had a full diagnosis yet and we'll just have to monitor him and see how we go.

After Kay impressed in what was a different role, Evatt added: "He's a good young player and he's learning all the time and improving all the time.

"Some of his decision-making in the second half wasn't quite there and the game management at the end where we've got them in the corner and he felt the need to cross it, when really he should have kept hold of the ball in the corner and see the game out.

"But he's learning, he's a young boy, we'll keeping working with him and teaching him things and he's not the only one - there are a lot of good young players in that group who are hungry for success and hopefully we'll get that at the end of the season."

Dan Jones made his second debut for AFC in midweek, while West Brom loanee Jamie Soule made his bow off the bench late on, with those new options giving Evatt a nice headache when it comes to selection.

"You look at the lads who are out of the squad at the minute - Jack Hindle, Josh Granite - people like that, who have been great players for us," Evatt said.

"We've got some serious competition for places, we're in this as a group and we'll keep fighting and hopefully at the end of this season that's enough."