BARROW boss Pete Wild and his team went on an impromptu scouting mission at the weekend.

The Bluebirds had been due to make the long trip to face Crawley Town on Saturday, but for the second week in a row they found themselves without a game.

Having seen their home game the previous weekend against Bradford City cancelled an hour before kick-off, they once again fell victim to the weather.

But with the trip to Town called off on Friday afternoon due to a waterlogged pitch, Wild and his team had a chance to scout tonight’s opponents.

The Gills were away to Salford City and claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to finishes from Shadrach Ogie and Timothee Dieng.

Speaking to the Bluebirds official Facebook page, Wild said: “We went to watch Gillingham on Saturday.

“We met Stephen (Clemence the Gills boss), whose done a fantastic job in there.

“They’ve got some really good experience, and some real good players in there.

“They’ve spent some really good money on the players that they’ve brought in, and we are expecting a really experienced team out against us tonight.

“They are a team that knows what they are good at, and one which gets the ball into areas where they know they are good.”

One of those key areas would appear to be from dead-ball situations as Wild explained.

“Eight of their last 11 goals have come set-pieces, so we know what threat they pose from them,” he said.

“We are really aware of what they offer, and our job is again like every week to negate what they do and hit them in the areas where we know we can hurt them.”