BARROW boss Pete Wild says his side are fired up and raring to go at Holker Street tonight.

With the last two league games having been cancelled, the Bluebirds have missed out on some game time in recent weeks.

But Wild says the players have been putting the work in training and are looking forward to the visit of Gillingham this evening.

Speaking to the Bluebirds official Facebook page, Wild said: “We’ve been excited for the last two games, and excited to try to implement our plans, so to have them both taken away from us is frustrating.

“But they are good lads, they are good professionals, training has been really lively, and we are certainly ready for tonight.

“They want to get out and play football, but they’ve had to wait for the opportunity to play football, so they are hungry, they are sharp, and they are ready.

“But actions speak louder than words and we will see where they are at tonight.”

Gills 2-0 win over Salford City at the weekend saw them replace Barrow in seventh place – the last of the play-off berths.

Asked if that made tonight’s game more of an occasion, Wild added: “They are all big games now aren’t they.

“This is the exciting part of the season and they are in and around us and we know that Gillingham are where we want to be at the end of the season, and that makes it an exciting game.”

Wild says the Bluebirds can’t allow themselves to be concerned about the lack of game time in recent weeks, and no one will know until the final whistle whether the enforced break has been a blessing or a curse.

He said: “Some teams need a break and some teams need to keep on going, you never really know.

“If we win tonight  you can say yeah we needed a break, if we lose tonight we could say we’ve not played for a few weeks, so things do go through your mind, but I think at the end of the day we’ve just got to take what’s thrown at us and deal with what’s thrown at us and make sure we are the best version of us.”