FM20 Barrow (Ep 3: September)

Well what a month! The lads have suddenly found form and we’ve gone unbeaten in five games and picked up maximum points.

It wasn’t plain sailing though and after the very tough Notts County game, we had a bit of an injury crisis with six players out injured for the Chorley fixture and right back Bradley Barry suspended after picking up five yellows already. Those injured included star player from last month Lewis Hardcastle who has managed to get a double hernia and is out for the next two months.

Because of this, I dipped back into the free agent market and signed a very promising young ball playing centre back in Mich’el Parker. As you can see by our results we are a bit leaky defensively and I think the addition of more competition (And cover!) will help us plug the gaps.

This great run of games has seen us rise up the table and now we currently sit two points of table topping Ebbsfleet in third on goal difference. With our expectations being top half/play offs the board are currently very pleased with us and hopefully as long as we keep our squad in the majority fit, this can continue.

Next month see’s us appear in the FA Cup for the first time this season and the board want us to reach the first round minimum. We enter in the fourth qualifying round, I think as long as we reach the first round everyone will be happy. I don’t want the additional fixtures as we already have a small squad, but the prize money would be nice…

Player of the Month

The player of the month is fairly easy this time around, its got to be Scott Quigley. The big target man has really stepped up during our injury crisis and has scored in our last four meaning he is now our top scorer so far this season. I was a bit worried where our goals were going to come from this season, that’s why we signed Luca Navarro, but long may this form continue big man!

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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