BARROW AFC manager Pete Wild is still looking at points per game rather than the league table.

A bad run of form combined with games being postponed over the last two Saturdays has seen the Bluebirds drop out of the play-off spots.

Wild’s men are now outside the top seven in the table by just one point, although they do have two games in hand on most of those sides above them.

Tomorrow night’s opponents Gillingham currently occupy the last play-off berth, but victory for the hosts at Holker Street would see them climb back above the visitors.

Wild has made no secret that he is not a great believer in looking at league tables until the end of the campaign.

And the Barrow boss prefers to stick with his points tally approach as the club heads into the business end of the season.

Speaking to The Mail, he said: “With two months of the season to go we are nine points off last year’s total, and I think that’s a fantastic effort from everyone at the football club.

“So, I think the next marker for us is to chase down and emulate what we did last season, so we don’t become a flash in the pan.

“And once we do that we will move on to the next points target.

“As always, we want to get 1.5 points per game, and that is the same target this month.

“This is a big month for us with six games, so if we do get that 1.5 points per game then we know we should be firmly placed and where we want to be.”

Having seen games against Crawley Town on Saturday called off due to a waterlogged pitch, and the previous Saturday at home to Bradford City postponed by the referee just an hour before kick-off, the Bluebirds will be keen to try to avoid a fixture backlog.

March already presents a massive month for Barrow with six games, five of which are on home turf.

Wild added: “The games are coming thick and fast this month so maybe the break last weekend might help us a bit.

“We’ve obviously got players who would have benefitted from playing time, but we just have to manage things as best we can.

“Maybe we will be looking back and saying the break did us a bit of good, but we will wait and see.

“Now it’s about Gillingham and we will put together a plan which we will share with the team.

“Then it’s about making sure we can be the best version of ourselves that we can be.

“We know this month could be a key one for us, so we take each game at a time, and we make sure we do things the right way in every game, and see where that takes us.”