Ian Evatt praised Wanderers’ perseverance as Shaun Miller came off the bench for the second Saturday in a row to net a late winner, as the Whites made it five wins on the trot.
Barrow had threatened to frustrate the hosts into settling for a stalemate after setting up defensively for the duration of the game – but Miller, who had earlier replaced leading marksman Eoin Doyle, was once again in the right place at the right time to net the only goal of the game.
Although the victory pushed Wanderers up into seventh spot of the Sky Bet League Two table, Evatt has vowed not to let his players lose focus as his troops face two successive away trips to Oldham Athletic and Bradford City next week.
He said: “We probed and eventually we got the one big chance. That is why we make substitutions, to get that one big chance to sniff out, and Shaun Miller did great to finish it off.
“We are not going to get carried away because it is not enough.”
“The players are in a good place at the moment, they are really positive, confidence is high. But we are hungry for more.
“We have got to keep working and we have got two really difficult away games coming up. We’ll enjoy tonight because winning games is tough, especially when the opposition work as hard as they did, and we’ll go again Tuesday.”
The Wanderers manager also paid tribute to his former club whose fortunes have improved under caretaker boss Rob Kelly.
He added: “I must pay credit to Barrow, they made it really difficult for us, got men behind the ball and their work ethic was incredible.
“We needed that first goal and we couldn’t find a way. We had chances, opportunities, our decision making at times wasn’t great but it isn’t easy when teams are putting eight or nine men behind the ball.
“Other than the one chance they had first half I was pleased with our concentration at the back, we limited them to very little. It became wave after wave.
“You have to credit the opposition because they put in so much hard work and effort for Rob (Kelly) and he set his side up to make it really tough for us.
“I just said to the Barrow players that if they play like that for the rest of the season they will stay up and stay up comfortably.”