Reds look to do the double

Nicky Law
Nicky Law

Alfreton Town return to Blue Square Bet Premier Division action tonight (Tuesday) when Barrow AFC are the visitors to the Impact Arena.

Reds’ manager Nicky Law has no new injury worries and is without just the suspended Theo Streete, who sits out the third of a four-game ban and long-term injury victim goalkeeper Phil Barnes.

Law insists the fate of the team is within their own hands still.

Looking ahead to the Barrow game, he said: “It is down to us, no-one else.

“Barrow have done well recently. We have done well also, but there are ten teams fighting to stay out of the bottom four.

“We got three good points against Hyde and a very good one at Wrexham, but we have now just got to keep doing what we are doing.

“As long as destiny is in our hands we will be OK, we don’t want to get to a point where it isn’t.”

If Alfreton can achieve a fifth home win of the season, it will take them to within touching distance of safety and will also give them a first league double of the season, having won 3-1 in Cumbria on Saturday, August 25, thanks to a brace of goals from Paul Clayton and one from Ben Tomlinson. Adam Boyes got the late Barrow reply.

The Bluebirds arrive for the game buoyed by the fact that they climbed out of the bottom four for the first time in over four months after a 2-0 home win over Tamworth last Saturday and they will be keen to ensure they don’t fall back into the relegation zone.

Indeed, Barrow have lost just one of their last four, and that only to a very late Wrexham goal at Holker Street last Tuesday, winning two and drawing once.

They have also won five times and drawn another four games on their travels this season.