Barrow AFC need to be wary of the threat reprieved Stevenage pose in today's EFL opener at Holker Street

The Bluebirds face a Stevenage side who finished bottom of League Two last season.

Alex Revell’s men evaded relegation due to the financial issues of Macclesfield.

Dunn, though, expects the Hertfordshire side to set his team a stern opening-day test this afternoon.

“They’ll be really organised and we know we’re going to have to be at our best,” he said the Barrow boss, who himself will be making his Football League managerial debut in today's game.

“They went close last year to going down, and I’m sure their manager and club will have worked loads on making sure that doesn’t happen again.

“We’re very aware of the threats they have. They’re a really solid looking team.”

Dunn, meanwhile, has praised keeper Joel Dixon for his pre-season form.

The Barrow No1 impressed with his latest display at Blackpool when a string of good saves kept the League One side at bay in the EFL Trophy.

The former Blackburn Rovers midfielder said: “I think Joel has been excellent in the last couple of games.

“He’s such a good goalkeeper when he’s nice and confident.

“Over the course of the season we’re going to need everyone to play well.”