Michael Jolley says there is little to be gained by ‘over-analysing’ Barrow’s position with so much football still to be played.

The Bluebirds are seeking a much-needed win when they host Morecambe in tomorrow’s derby (kick-off 3pm).

Victory would be a highly-welcome tonic after three straight defeats which have left Barrow in the bottom two.

Jolley, though, has maintained his stance of refusing to dwell on the League Two table at a time AFC still have 20 games left to play.

He said positions can quickly change – particularly with matches coming thick and fast – and his team must keep their focus on the job in hand.

“I’ll stick to what I’ve said about it,” the Barrow boss said.

“I remember we played Scunthorpe and beat them in our home game about four weeks ago, and we actually went above Scunthorpe at that time.

“Since that time they‘ve won three games in a row, we unfortunately have lost three, and they’ve moved far ahead of us in the table.

“Equally, if we can put some back-to-back results together now, we can lift ourselves up that table.

“There’s going to be lots of twists and turns, there’s just under half a season that remains, and I wouldn’t be over-analysing it at this stage for better or worse.

“We just have to focus on each game and trying to get three points every time we play.”

Tomorrow’s clash against the Shrimps brings another promotion-chasing side to the Progression Solicitors’ Stadium.

Morecambe sit just outside the play-off places in eighth, although they have gone four games without victory.

Jolley said: “I think you have to give a lot of credit to Derek Adams for the job he’s done there.

“When he took over they were down towards the bottom, but this time they’ve been in the top six for nearly the whole season.

“They certainly pose a threat; they’ve got a lot of experienced guys in this league and they know what they’re doing. They’re a team that’s well-drilled on how they play.

“We will give them the same respect we give to every opponent but equally we are at home, and we’ll be going all out to try and win the game.

“In normal circumstances, derby games are very, very important and that’s accentuated by the presence of supporters. Without the supporters, we can’t lie, it does lessen every game at the moment.

“But we’ll be playing it as a local derby and trying to be as competitive as we possibly can.”