BARROW AFC are going to have to fight to earn every single point from their upcoming fixtures, that’s the verdict of manager Pete Wild.

The Bluebirds currently sit third in the League Two table, and while they are there on merit there can be no easing up.

Wild’s men, who face some real battles in the games ahead, were beaten by the weather at the weekend with their home game against Gillingham called off on Friday.

That may allow the Bluebirds to recharge their batteries, with Wild predicting a challenging festive period.

He said: “Across the next 10 games we play something like eight out of the top 10 teams in the table at present.

“We know across these games that it is going to be tough, it is going to be difficult, but we are going to try to fight our way through this really difficult period.”

Next up are two challenging away days – ninth-placed Swindon Town on Saturday (December 16), Crewe Alexandra (currently fifth) on December 22.

Boxing Day sees league leaders make the trip to Cumbria, and that is followed by a Friday night home game as 10th-placed Accrington Stanley are the visitors.

A New Year’s Day trek to Wales to take on second-placed Wrexham is another big ask, while Tranmere Rovers visit Holker Street on January 6.

Wild won’t look to far ahead, focusing on one game at a time.

But he, his team and his squad are well aware of the challenges they face over the next few weeks.

He added: “We have to try to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

“We know that we face some very good teams, but we have done fantastic so far this season.

“We have to make sure we keep fighting and we have to stay focused on what we can do – one game at a time.”