Barrow head into tomorrow evening's game with Accrington Stanley knowing victory would secure a place in the knock-out stages of the Football League Trophy.

The Bluebirds welcome John Coleman’s team to Holker Street in the group stage finale of the trophy.

Barrow are currently second in Northern Group G on three points, above third place Blackpool on goals scored.

Accrington Stanley are the group’s leaders with five points.

Coleman’s side have also made a solid start to their League One campaign.

Despite playing at least three fewer games than most other teams, they sit in 14th.

Stanley have picked up 12 points from seven league games this season.

In Barrow’s last group game, against Leeds United Under-21s, they earned two points after winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3.

This left Barrow with three points after they were defeated on penalties by Neil Critchley’s Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

A win tomorrow for Barrow would secure a place in the knock-out stages.

However, Barrow could still progress if they draw and lose the penalty shoot-out against Stanley, as long as Blackpool record the same result.

Blackpool will progress if they beat or draw with Leeds United Under-21s as long as Barrow are defeated in 90 minutes by Stanley.