Dave Bayliss urges Barrow consistency

Dave Bayliss
Bayliss was impressed by Barrow's 4-0 home win against Fleetwood

Barrow joint-boss Dave Bayliss has urged his players to match the performance shown in Tuesday's 4-0 win against Fleetwood on a regular basis.

The Bluebirds stunned the promotion hopefuls at Holker Street to give Bayliss hopes the club can avoid a season of struggle against the drop.

"We've set the standard," Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"It's a big ask but if we can maintain that standard, hopefully we won't be scraping around the bottom four."

Bayliss added: "People look at that scoreline and think Fleetwood must have been terrible for Barrow to beat them 4-0, but we're very happy,"

"We're not sending out any messages to anyone, it's very early days, and if we can do that in the next 10 games I'll be talking differently.

"In the last two games we've picked up a 4-0 and a 1-0 win, it's brilliant to get a clean sheet."

Striker Andy Cook was the hero of Tuesday's success, netting a hat-trick to open his scoring account for the new season.

The 20-year-old forward had scored just once since making a permanent move to the Blue Square Bet Premier side from Carlisle in August 2010, prior to his Fleetwood treble.

"We know Andy's capabilities, we know when he's on his game he's a threat," Bayliss added.

"We asked him a qustion - do you want to be a player who just makes an impact on a game or do you want to start games and really make a repuation for yourself?

"Since we had him the first time we knew he was capable of scoring goals, and tonight the lad was absolutely unplayable."