BARROW AFC have been told to be 'tough to play against' by boss Pete Wild ahead of their trip to Salford. 

The Bluebirds travel to the Penninsula Stadium to take on Karl Robinson's Ammies after experiencing their first back-to-back League Two defeats of the 2023/24 season.

The Bluebirds have also only one of their last six in the League, however, ahead of his side's trip to Greater Manchester Wild was adamant that his side will be back to their best soon despite recent frustrations.

He said: "You don't become a bad group overnight. A couple of results are not going to deviate from what has been a fantastic season so far and we have got to just keep going.

"I know fans will be frustrated and fans will have their own opinions but ultimately the group have done so well to get us into this position, why would we change and why would we do things differently now?

"We have to accept and admit that whether we like it or not every team has a sticky patch and it looks like it is ours at the moment but that doesn't deter from what a good group and what a good season the club is having."

Wild also discussed what he will be expecting from his side against Robison's Salford as they look to cultivate an upturn in form.

He said: "I want us to be hard to play against, tough to play against, and making sure that is the bedrock of Saturday.

"I want us to win headers, win tackles, win first and second balls and then we will build from there because that is what we have been built on and that is what, in my opinion, we have lacked in recent weeks and we have to get back to it."