BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild wants his side to be the “aggressors” on home turf.

The Bluebirds host bottom of the table Forest Green Rovers at Holker Street this evening – the first of seven home games from their next 10 league matches.

Wild’s men have lost just once at home in the league all season, and he is well aware of the need to keep up their excellent record.

Speaking to the club’s official Facebook page, Wild highlighted the importance of keeping Holker Street as a fortress and taking the game to opponents.

He said: “It’s going to be huge (seven homes games from the next 10 matches), and we know that, and we have to make sure we use that to our advantage.

“We have to go out to games confident that we make the place (Holker Street) what is has been this year.

“It’s a tough place to come, and we have made it tough by how we’ve approached games and how we have gone about our business.

“We’ve tried to be the aggressor in our home games, and that has worked really well, so we want to be that in the next seven out of 10 games.

“But we have to take it game by game and not get to high with the successes and not get to low with the days that don’t go our way.”

The 2-0 defeat away to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday was certainly one of those bad days at the office for the Bluebirds.

But while Wild admitted it wasn’t good enough, he certainly isn't panicking about the defeat.

He added: “There’s certainly elements from Saturday from all parties, staff and players where we want to be better and we feel we need to be better.

“But there were still elements of Saturday that were good, and what have to do is make sure we don’t catastrophise the situation.

“I wouldn’t say it was a true reflection of a Barrow side on Saturday, and first and foremost that’s what we need to get back to.

“We need to be aware that teams that we come against are going to have done a lot of work on how to try to stop us.

“Everybody knows how we play, and everybody knows how we go about our business.

“Our challenge week in, week out is to make sure we make teams do more, we test teams maybe in ways they don’t get tested in other games, and we try and make sure we are a constant threat.

“We’ve had 25 positive results out of 31 games, so I would say we’ve been a constant threat across the season.

“Unfortunately in football you are going to get days like Saturday and it is important that we don’t get too many of them.”