BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild says the method of looking at points rather than placings is continuing to reap its rewards.

With the end of the season fast approaching things could get a little tense as the Bluebirds head into their final six games pushing for a play-off spot or even better.

But Wild feels that using the points system that they have employed all season can only help them as the intensity of the end of season run-in grows.

He told The Mail: “The points per game that we have set ourselves has been great this year.

“It means that we are just competing against us in like a league of one – us versus us.

“We know where we need to be in terms of our points per game, and how many we need to get and when we need to get them.

“So we are firmly on track with that, and that sort of keeps them (the players) away from looking at league tables.

“Don’t get me wrong I’m not naïve enough to think that some of them don’t look at the league tables.

“But looking at points rather than the tables hasn’t done too badly for us so far this season, and think everyone has bought into that and continues to buy into it, which is really pleasing.”

The Bluebirds play host to Swindon Town this weekend, and Wild’s men will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their derby defeat away to Morecambe on Monday.”