BARROW AFC manager Pete Wild admits that tomorrow’s visitors Swindon Town have a had a tough time of it.

Town currently find themselves 19th in the League Two table having only won 12 of their 41 league games so far this term.

The visitors are not yet mathematically clear of being dragged into a relegation fight, although a couple more wins should be enough to see them safe.

With both teams having something to play for, albeit at different ends of the table, Wild is determined to make sure there are no nasty surprises.

He told The Mail: “These games are pretty interesting because you never know what you are going to get.

“Swindon have got an horrendous injury list and Gav (interim head coach Gavin Gunning) has done a great job of steadying the ship there.

“It’s been a very difficult season for them. They’ve had a lot of injuries, they have changed their manager and it’s been a bit of transitional year.

“There’s tough things going on behind the scenes and they all don’t help.

“Like I say I think Gav has done a great job in steadying the ship and getting them moving in the right direction.

“I’m sure during the summer, when they’ve got time to take stock they will be fine.

“It’s a massive club, and a club that should be at the top end of League Two.”

While Wild may sympathise The Robins and his counterpart Gunning, he and his squad won’t be showing any mercy at Holker Street tomorrow.

Wild added: It’s important that we take care of business and go in with a business-like attitude tomorrow.

“And once again we need to make sure we are the best version of ourselves, and we don’t give Swindon any opportunities to hold on to.

“It’s going to be one of those games where we have to take care of what we do, and what we do well, and make sure we get back to winning ways.”

Certainly, the Bluebirds will be looking to make sure they are it from the start after conceding two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the 2-1 derby defeat by Morecambe.

Wild admitted that giving their opponents a two-goal lead was ultimately what cost them against the Shrimps, although he thought his side could have got something from the game.

“I thought we showed a lot of that on Monday, we just didn’t show it from the start.

 “We gave them a two-goal leg up which didn’t help, but when you look at the stats from the game, barring the first 10 minutes when you look at Morecambe’s stats, they had nothing to report.

“I firmly believe we should have got a draw on Monday, a draw would have been a fair result, but we didn’t and that’s life.”