David Dunn has called for extra ruthlessness from his Barrow AFC side in order to end their winless start to the League Two season.

The Bluebirds have been left frustrated in their wait for a first victory back in the EFL.

Three draws and two defeats send them to Harrogate this weekend hoping to get three points on the board against their fellow promoted side.

Dunn is hoping to add to his squad before Saturday’s game whilst asking those currently in his ranks to be more precise in attack.

The draw with 10-man Leyton Orient saw AFC see the chance of victory slip away and his players improving their decision-making in the final third will be crucial to getting in the winning habit, the manager says.

“I thought we delayed too many forward passes on too many occasions,” he said.

“The big thing was in our build-up play. We made the wrong decision too often.

“We had some really good opportunities to score some goals and we stopped doing what was working.

“We need to keep doing what’s working and be ruthless in front of goal.”

Dunn, though, admitted he has plenty of “food for thought” as he continues preparations for the trip to Yorkshire.

He expects to have some of his injured players back available, with Kgosi Ntlhe and Matty Platt close to a return.

Their return is all the more important as the Bluebirds enter another busy period of fixtures, with midweek league games in the next three weeks as well as their Saturday commitments.

Dunn also hopes new signing Courtney Baker-Richardson can get closer to the necessary sharpness in order to make his debut, having joined last week but not been included for the Orient game. He believes having as many options available for such a busy spell will be vital.

“We’ll need everyone, that’s really important,” he said.

“It’s really good for me to get the lads back in. I didn’t quite expect to have as many injuries as we’ve had over the last few weeks, so to get them all back in is really good.

“There’ll be a real competition for places now, which is what we want – we want competition in the squad.

“It’s good to be able to mix it up a tad when you’ve got a bit of versatility in the squad.”

On Saturday’s game at Harrogate, Dunn added: “They’ll be up for it as all teams are. It’s a real competitive league as you can see from a lot of results, and we’ve got to learn quickly. At the minute we’re a little bit naïve and nice, we need to change that quickly.”