PETE Wild has warned against 'catastrophising' Barrow's first back-to-back defeats of the 2023/24 season. 

Wild's Bluebirds suffered consecutive losses in League Two for the first time this campaign after they were defeated 2-0 by AFC Wimbledon and most recently 2-1 by strugglers Forest Green Rovers at Holker Street.

Whilst the Barrow boss acknowledged the frustrations attached to these results, he was adamant that no alarm bells are ringing with the Bluebirds still perched in 5th place with a six-point playoff cushion.

He said: "They are frustrating results, not ideal, especially the way they have come. The goals are avoidable and not winning tackles, letting people run off you, that is not us and that is very frustrating.

"As a manager, you look at the two games as a whole and think, were they far better than us, both teams, no but we keep gifting teams opportunities but it is not the end of the world.

"It is not a time to be catastrophising situations, it is time now to make sure we stick together and start doing the basics better."

Barrow will now look to get back to winning ways when they travel to the Penninsula Stadium to take on Karl Robinson's resurgent Salford City, and ahead of this clash, Wild explained how he will not be changing his approach despite his side's recent slump.

He said: "If we look at the season as a whole it is the first time that we have had back-to-back defeats and for any team at any level that is a really good achievement.

"We are frustrated but one thing we won't be doing is changing our approach or trying to do things in a different way because we don't need to do that.

"That is the last thing the group needs."