Match Preview | Wanderers v Barrow


Fresh from opening day delight, Wanderers turn their attention to cup action as Barrow are the visitors in town for the first round of the Carabao Cup.

A convincing 3-0 win over Lincoln on Saturday will instil plenty of confidence into Ian Evatt’s men who will now be eyeing a positive cup run to match their lofty league ambitions.

Barrow are the obstacle which stands between Wanderers and the second round and the Bluebirds got off to the ideal start to their Sky Bet League Two campaign, claiming all three points away to Tranmere Rovers.

Pete Wild’s men are no stranger to facing higher league opposition in this competition, most notably with games against Derby and Aston Villa in recent years in the Carabao Cup.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt:

“Every competition we enter we want to win and progress. This is no different. We’re excited to have another opportunity to go out and show our fans what we can do.

“This is our home and we want to protect here as best we can. The fans were amazing on Saturday. To have 20,000 in for the first game of the season against Lincoln was fantastic.

“Hopefully they left here with a smile on their face, having had a good experience. Fingers crossed we can give them another good experience tomorrow night.

“I’m sure they’ll have beliefs of coming here and causing an upset but it’s important we have the right energy and attitude and give a good account of ourselves on the night.”

Barrow Assistant Manager Adam Temple:

“It’s going to be a tough challenge. Bolton had a good season last year and they’re a very good team in the league above ours.

“It’s a challenge we’re all relishing and it’s a chance to test ourselves against a team in a higher division.

“We play quite transitional and on the counter attack and Bolton had 70% possession in their last game so we need to understand when those moments come to impose ourselves.”

Team News

Wanderers came through Saturday’s fixture unscathed on the injury front which is positive news all round.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Eoin Toal are both being managed by the staff in their return to play following their recent injuries.

Ian Evatt may look to rotate his squad given the heavy start-of-season schedule in both league and cup competitions.

The visitors are without Mazeed Ogungbo who tore his meniscus during pre-season.

Form guide

As previously stated, both sides got off to a flying start in their respective league campaigns so confidence with be flowing through the veins of both camps heading into this one.

In terms of the Carabao Cup, Wanderers have advanced through to the second round in the previous two years and will be looking to replicate that this evening.

Likewise for Barrow who have reached the same stage in the last two seasons and most notably were rewarded with a home tie against Aston Villa however the Premier League side dispatched of the Bluebirds in front of a home sell out crowd.


Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Assistant referees: Alex James and Richard Wild

Fourth Official: Mark Dwyer


Tuesday, 7:45pm


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