COLWYN Bay go into today’s massive FA Cup second qualifying round tie at Barrow with injury doubts over three key players.
The exertions of extra time and penalties to see off Clitheroe in the Unibond League Challenge Cup on Tuesday took their toll on the Seagulls.
Skipper James Olsen finished with a tight groin while Mark Quayle had to be substituted during the course of the game because he was feeling unwell after the flu.
Both face fitness tests before this afternoon’s tussle at Holker Street.
Another doubt is midfielder Robbie Williams who has missed the last two games through injury.
Although ex-Barrow keeper Jamie Speare, who was the penalty shoot-out hero at Clitheroe, took a painful blow in the back during the game he is expected to be fit.
Bay have lost just once in 11 matches this season, their lone defeat coming in a league game at Kidsgrove Athletic last Saturday.
But Phil Wilson’s Barrow, who lie 13th in Blue Square Conference North, will present the toughest hurdle yet for Gary Finley’s men.
“We’ll go there as underdogs with nothing to lose,” said Finley.
“We’ll need to defend better than we did on Tuesday in throwing away a three-goal lead, but the spirit in the squad is good.
“There’ll be over 1,000 there, the pitch is good and the pressure is off us.
“If we manage to play to the best of our ability we will be okay.”
Barrow are without a win in five starts and lost 3-1 at Kettering last Saturday.