Barrow AFC may have to put out an inexperienced midfield for tomorrow's game if John Rooney and Jason Taylor fail to recover from knocks picked up during midweek.

Rooney had to come off injured after half an hour of Tuesday night's 1-0 home defeat against Hartlepool United after a visiting player landed on him, while Taylor had to struggle on after a blow to a knee late in the contest.

Should neither of them make the match at the Recreation Ground, the Bluebirds may have to play a midfield three made up of Lewis Hardcastle, Oliver Greaves and Mark Waddington. who at 22 years of age, is the eldest of that group.

Manager Ian Evatt said: "I thought Roons was outstanding on Tuesday, controlling the pace of the game in the first half, which again doesn't help us.

"Both him and Jason Taylor look like they're struggling now. I don't know what's going to happen for Saturday - we'll have to look at that and see how they are.

"It's not ideal, but football has a funny way of challenging you at times and it is a roller-coaster, but all you can do is keep to your morals, stick to your values and keep working hard.

"I think anyone that saw all nine of our games this season will tell you we probably should have deserved more, but sometimes you don't get what you deserve and you have to go and take it and we somehow have to change the cycle."

That Barrow didn't get anything out of their game against Hartlepool was largely down to their inability to put away the chances they created, especially in the first half.

The good news is top scorer Scott Quigley could return up front against Aldershot after the thigh strain that forced him off at Woking last Saturday turned out to be minor.

Evatt said: "Hopefully, he'll be back for Saturday, we'll see.

"We don't know yet - we'll see how he comes through training before the weekend and then we'll make a plan for Saturday."