Josh Kay will be looking to make some much happier memories in the FA Cup tomorrow when Barrow AFC welcome Solihull Moors to Holker Street in the fourth qualifying round.

Kay, who has made himself a fixture at left wing-back during the Bluebirds' winning run, is one of the players who was involved in last year's calamitous defeat at Chorley at the same stage of the competition last year.

AFC were in team still in transition back then compared to the one that has found a superb level of consistency in the last month, but they will be facing a fellow in-form team in shape of Solihull who are likely to put up a much greater fight than in last month's 3-0 win for Ian Evatt's side.

Kay said: "We just weren't consistent at all last season, but we've managed to sort that out recently, we're on a really good run at the moment and long may it continue.

"I think Solihull are really tough to play against, they're a decent side and I think they were just going through a tough time.

"At the start of the season, we were just losing by one goal, or getting draws, but we've just managed to change it around after just one game at Aldershot.

"That's football, it changes so quickly and they were just on a run of not being able to score, but I think they are a decent side."

Barrow have largely eliminated the 'soft centre' that held them back in the early part of the season, which was also a problem in the 3-2 defeat at Chorley a year ago this weekend, in which they blew a 2-0 half-time lead.

Solihull usually provide a tough physical challenge for whoever they play, but Kay believes the Bluebirds are far better prepared to withstand teams with a direct style of play than before.

He said: "They're a direct team, but this season we've been able to cope with that.

"Last season, we didn't always cope very well when teams put us under pressure and put good balls in good areas, but this year we're dealing with it really well.

"I think that's down to the way we're pressing and stuff like that, where we're not allowing people to pick their heads up and put a cross in, so hopefully they won't cause us too many problems and we'll ge the win."

AFC's players can't wait to get back into action, as it comes a week after the bizarre situation of their game against Dover being called off due to severe rain delays, with them having to play a helpless waiting game.

Kay said: "It was quite strange because we thought the game would be going ahead and then we were told before we got to the ground that it was off.

"Then when we got to the ground, they were still trying to arrange for them to get here, so it was pretty strange.

"The way it all panned out, it was quite difficult to get your mind on the game, but these things happen sometimes."