BARROW AFC manager Pete Wild will once again be sticking to his guns when his side make the long trip to take on Crawley Town tonight.

The Bluebirds were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat at the weekend away to Gillingham – George Ray’s red card giving the visitors a mountain to climb at Priestfield.

Now the Cumbrians have to try to get back on track against Crawley, as they look to make sure they finish the season in one of the League Two play-off berths.

The defeat to the Gills was Barrow’s third in a row, but Wild won’t press the panic button now with the finish line in sight to what has been by and large an excellent season.

The Bluebirds are still three points clear of the pack chasing the play-off slots, with games in hand over their rivals.

Wild said: “As I keep saying we won’t catastrophize the situation.

“We have had these bumps in the road along the way and there could be more between now and the end of the season.

“But when we get it right - and if you look at how this season has gone, I think we have gotten it right more times than not - it has worked.

“So I see no reason to panic or start making major changes.

“We have to try to get our selections right depending on who we are playing, and then we need the players to go out and be the best version of themselves.

“We have to look at getting the things we do well right, and negating what the other team can do to hurt us.

“We have got a good set of players here and experienced players who look to deal with setbacks and bounce back as soon as they can.

“I don’t see that changing and now we need as a group, and as a club to keep pushing forward, and keep backing each other.

“That has gotten us this far, so we need to keep believing in the process and to keep making sure we deliver.”

Tonight’s opponents Crawley will also be looking to bounce back from a disappointing weekend.

Town manager Scott Lindsey felt his side gifted Colchester United all three goals as they lost 3-2 at home.

Lindsey said his side have to start getting the basics right if the are to keep their play-off hopes alive – they are currently one place below Barrow in seventh.

He believes that everyone is coming to a nervy part of the season with just a few games left, and says his side are certainly showing nerves in their displays.