Barrow AFC boss Michael Jolley hopes his players will be raring to 'show what they can do' at Salford City tonight (7pm kick-off) after a string of cancellations.

The Bluebirds missed out on a clash with Forest Green Rovers on Saturday due to a frozen pitch, days after a game against Exeter also had to be called off for the same reason.

And while he admitted the enforced break had been frustrating, Jolley said his squad should be ready to return to action with three points against promotion-chasing Salford.

Speaking to the club's official website, Jolley said: "I know that other clubs have suffered with it too, but we’ve had it as much as most recently.

"The boys have trained well in the build-up to it and they are excited to be playing the game.

"It’s obviously an important one for us, and a good one too because Salford are a good team at this level so we’re looking forward to that challenge.

"I would expect the lads to be really eager to get out there on Tuesday night."

The spell on the sidelines for Jolley's team has seen them drop to 23rd in the League Two table, above only the boss' former side Grimsby Town.

With three games in hand on three of the teams above them in the table, there is an opportunity to claw back some ground quickly for Barrow, but the manager insisted he is not thinking of the table.

"We don’t want to be in the position we are at the moment but there is a long way to go and we have played fewer games than the teams around us, though we know we can’t rely on that," he said.

"We know we need to get points on the board in our remaining games, we’re absolutely focused on doing that and that’s what we will be aiming to do on Tuesday night.

"I think everyone knows the story of Salford; they have come a long way in a short period of time so a lot of credit has to go to everyone involved in that.

"They are a very competitive team in our division, they have a significant budget and they now have the manager who won this league last season.

"We give them the respect they deserve, of course, but we are going there looking to win the game because we feel we can compete with every team in this division and we’re looking forward to doing so."