BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild says his squad’s mentality is playing a huge part in the season they are having.

The Bluebirds currently sit third in the League Two table, having lost just five out of their 30 league games so far this term.

A spell of three draws and two defeats in a six-game spell, which started at the end of 2023 and included a 3-1 home defeat by Crewe Alexandra, led to some believing Barrow’s form had dropped considerably.

Wild saw it as a bump in the road and a draw away to Notts County and the 1-0 win over MK Dons at Holker Street, would certainly suggest that to be true.

The Barrow boss feels that such dips are unavoidable, but says the strength of his side in dealing with adversity is the key to turning things around.

“Everybody has a bad day at the office,” he explained. “Doesn’t matter what industry you are in everybody, and anybody can have a bad day at the office.

“There’s no denying that Crewe (at home) was a bad day at the office.

“But it is important that you don’t let one bad day define you or your season.

“We have a very good group here and they know that it is important to stay focused.

“Every time they have had a bad day at the office, they have made sure the next game they have had a really good day at the office, and they deserve praise for that.

“We have got massive experience in the group this year and that has helped us.

“It is about not getting too high when win. Of course, we want to enjoy the wins because that’s what football is about enjoying the wins.

“And when we do get beat it is about not getting too low, and taking it on the chin and moving on, and I think we have done that really well this season.

“I think that mentality is one of the reasons why we are where we are.”

Barrow B team’s game against Salford City B team was cancelled due to the weather.

The game had been due to be held at Bower Fold yesterday afternoon but was called off after sustained heavy rainfall.

The first team are back in action this weekend when they make the long trip to face AFC Wimbledon.