ANDREW Casson says he and the Barrow AFC board are in no rush to appoint a new manager.

The Bluebirds axed Micky Moore on Tuesday, after a run of just one win from his 11 games in charge.

AFC sit one place and one point above the National League relegation zone going into Saturday's trip to Ebbsfleet United, with a third of the season gone.

But managing director Casson says the club do not fear being cut adrift, with a potential 93 points still to be played for over six-and-a-half months.

With that in mind, he insists there will be no unseemly haste to make an appointment just to get someone in place for the fixtures in the immediate future – with the Ebbsfleet clash followed by a trip to Chester and a home game against Aldershot next week.

“It's not something that needs to be rushed,” Casson said of the appointment of a successor to Moore, who himself had less than two months in charge following the resignation of Paul Cox. “There is still a lot of football left to play, there are still a lot of points on the table.

“Barrow is always going to be a tough place to come and get points. You'd like to think that, even if you're not playing well, you'll still pick up quite a few points when teams come here. I don't think there is any great fear about losing ground.

“The next guy has to be the right guy to push us forward these next seven months, and be the right character, the right personality, to challenge this group of players, challenge us as a board, and make everyone get better.”

Until a permanent manager is appointed, former assistant boss Neill Hornby will remain in caretaker charge at Holker Street.