BARROW AFC boss Pete Wild believes his side are starting to show they are back to where they want to be.

Despite not getting the results they wanted in the previous two games – a 3-0 defeat away to Gillingham last Saturday, and a 1-1 draw away to Crawley Town on Tuesday – Wild is looking to the positives.

And the Bluebirds manager saw enough to convince him his side are pushing in the right direction.

He said: “For the first 20 minutes against Gillingham, until we had the red card (George Ray was sent off), and for the full 90 minutes against Crawley that we were back to the Barrow we all know.

“We were tough to play against, and hard to break down, and that’s what we want to be coming into the last week of the season.”

Barrow felt hard done by to only come away from the Crawley clash with just a point rather than all three.

The Bluebirds had led through an Emile Acquah header before Town levelled from the penalty spot.

Danilo Orsi scored his spot-kick after a controversial hand ball decision was given against Barrow defender Rory Feely.

Wild described the decision as “outrageous” after the game on Tuesday night, and he revealed he has since received support for his view that the spot-kick should not have been awarded.

He said: “The lads were great on Tuesday night, probably the best we’ve played for four to six weeks.

“The disappointing bit is that I spoke to the head of referees on Wednesday, who confirmed that it shouldn’t have been a penalty as I knew on the night.

“That is the only frustrating bit because it could have been that three points that we valuably needed, and sadly we only got one point through no fault of our own.

“It is hard to take when the decision is so clear. The referees would use that his arm was in an obvious position, and we all knew that on the night.

“To have that taken away from you is disappointing and frustrating, especially now because we knew how important one point was, but three would have been phenomenal.

“Listen there is nothing we can do about it and we have got to dust ourselves down and go again, and make sure we are focused on Doncaster tomorrow and not what happened on Tuesday night.”