Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Barrow and Forest Green go head to head at Holker Street in the League Two round 42. The Green Army aim to cement top position in the standings, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Jamaica forward Jamille Matt is a major doubt, while all Whitehouse, Edwards, Covil, Bunker, and Stevens remain in the recovery room. Since important attackers are likely to miss Friday’s clash, away win should not be considered.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone. Barrow are eager to put an end to their four-game losing run, and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the match. Kgosi Ntlhe has yet to overcome his injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home side. Aaron Amadi-Holloway is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Luke James):
After starting his senior career at Hartlepool United, Luke James moved to Peterborough United in 2014. The English attacker played for the likes of Bradford City and Bristol Rovers on loan as well before joining Forest Green in the 2017/18 season.
After making 14 appearances in the league for the Green Army, Luke James returned to Hartlepool. In the summer of 2020 he joined his current club Barrow. James made his Barrow debut in the League two on September 12, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Stevenage, and he scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 2-2 draw with Walsall.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a winger as well. Born in Amble, England on November 4, 1994, Luke James has a contract with Barrow until July 20, 2020. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.