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LET'S GO: BARROW

1 February 2013

Where? Barrow play their home games at the prestigious Holker Street Stadium, or for those in the suits The Furness Building Society Stadium, in Cumbria. Sat-Nav at the ready? Okay Holker Street Stadium, Wilkie Road, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 5UW.

Yawn, it's a long one Indeed Barrow will be a long trip and for those Hatters fans heading up the M6 it will be a smidgen over four hours. For those wanting to stick to favourable routes the M1 way will set you back just over four hours and 45 minutes...hotel anyone? It is the longest journey the Town will make this season...and thankfully, unlike last season, the trip isn't on a Tuesday night.

Catch the Coach The Bobbers will of course be providing travel coaches too and from the ground for those of you who would rather avoid the agony of driving. Click here for all the necessary information.

Barrow? Again? For those Hatters suffering amnesia we did meet the Bluebirds about a month ago with Jon Shaw slamming home a hat-trick in the 6-1 victory... at Holker Street however it may not be as straight forward.

1-0 to the...All of the Town's last three visits to this part of Cumbria have ended 1-0. The Bluebirds triumped by that scoreline last season whilst the Hatters have won 1-0 in the two previous campaigns. A Liam Hatch header won it in 2009/10 whilst a Matthew Barnes-Homer goal was enough to give the Hatters all three points in 2010/11.

Who's that in the dugout? Any guesses? For you footballing anoraks well done, for those of you who had the answer on the tip of your tongue to put you out of your misery it's former Hatter Dave Bayliss. He will be in charge of the Bluebirds against the side he spent a glorious four years at making over 37 appearances whilst under contract at Kenilworth Road back in the early 2000s.

Barrow Old-BoyHatters deadline day signing Steve McNulty has travelled with the squad and could be in contention to make his debut Hatters bow against a former employer. The ex-Fleetwood Town captain spent two seasons a Barrow making over 70 appearances for the Bluebirds and scoring 12 times.

League luxury Finally the Hatters return to Blue Square Bet Premier action meaning both Scott Neilson and Greg Taylor re-enter the fray from Tuesday night's FA Trophy outing. There are no fresh injury concerns for Paul Buckle to overcome as he could also be preparing to hand Dave Martin his Hatters début since penning a deal this week.

Pay on the Day For those of you yet to make a decision on the long trip north you have the option of purchasing upon arrival. As usual a fanatical following is expected so why not join them on the terraces...click here for prices.

Promotion Push Holker Street may not have the glamorous facilities or luscious turf that was provided last weekend at Carrow Road but the result is of vital importance. After the Hatters cup exploits they find themselves with games in hand and playing catch up on the league. A win against Barrow could start the ball rolling on a courageous run in... all aboard the Hatters steam train.

Live and online Not only will there be live commentary on Hatters Player of the game at Holker Street, there is also live text commentary during the game too. And don't forget post-match there will be a full report, reaction, photographs and interviews online after the final whistle. 


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