Crewe Alexandra will have to bring their ‘A-game’ if they want all three points from their trip to Barrow.
That’s according to boss Alex Morris, who says the home side will provide a stern test at Holker Street.
Barrow are sitting eighth in League Two, having beat Grimsby Town in midweek, and they have won five of their seven home games this term.
Morris said: “We know what it’s going to look like at Barrow, we’ve watched every game, every opponent playing at Barrow this season.
“They’re always tough games, frantic games, competitive games which bring a lot of energy and atmosphere.
“They’ll be riding high coming into the game, and we’re going to have to be really strong.
“We’ll need to be strong in terms of mentality defensively, but also we have to bring our A-game attacking-wise so we can go on and gain the three points.”
A healthy contingent of Crewe supporters are expected to make the trip to Cumbria, to see the first game between the sides in 50 years.
Morris added: “I can’t believe how many we took to Wimbledon on Tuesday night – a difficult place to get to in middle of London.
“We were shocked by how many were there, and the vocal support they gave throughout the game was brilliant, they stuck with us. And they all stayed behind to clap us off at the end.
“We obviously appreciated the response - it’s been immense for us in terms of our away following.
“I believe we’re taking in excess of 500-600 to Barrow, which is another long journey for them. We really do appreciate it and it’s important that we reward them.”